Single separation incidents for young people in custody
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1. Main facts and figures
in 2015/16, White young people in custody (including White ethnic minorities) had a higher rate of single separation incidents per 100 people per month, compared with young people in custody from all other ethnic groups combined
between 2010/11 and 2015/16, the rate of single separation incidents for White young people was consistently higher than for young people from all other ethnic groups combined
The ethnic categories used in this data
Because the number of young people involved in incidents was too small to draw any firm conclusions based on specific ethnic categories, the data is broken down into the following 2 broad categories:
- White – White ethnic groups (including White British and White ethnic minorities)
- Other – all other ethnic minorities
2. Single separation incidents for young people in custody by ethnicity
|Year||White Average number per month||White Rate per 100 young people per month||Other Average number per month||Other Rate per 100 young people per month|
Summary of Single separation incidents for young people in custody Single separation incidents for young people in custody by ethnicity Summary
Young people self-report their ethnicity. Staff working in secure children’s homes and secure training centres then record this information on an administrative system.
Single separation incidents are measured as the number per 100 young people in custody. The numbers of young people in custody are counted at the beginning of each month, updated to include new admissions during the month, and then averaged across a 12-month period.
Ethnicity figures do not include data where ethnicity is unknown.
Values have been rounded to 1 decimal place.
Further technical information
Data received from the establishments through monthly returns is validated through a reconciliation process on an annual basis.
Figures published before the release of the 2015/16 Youth justice statistics may have been revised since their original publication.
4. Data sources
Type of data
Type of statistic
Ministry of Justice
Purpose of data source
Youth justice data is used by the government to develop, monitor and evaluate criminal justice policy for young offenders. It reports on activity in the criminal justice system for England and Wales, giving information for the latest year and also longer-term trends.
5. Download the data
This file contains the following: ethnicity, year, value, denominator, numerator