Single separation incidents for young people in custody
1. Main facts and figures
between April 2018 and March 2019, there was a higher rate of single separation incidents (where a young person is locked alone in a room during the day and against their will) among White young people in custody compared with young people from all other ethnic groups combined
the year ending March 2018 was the only year that White young people had a lower rate of single separation incidents than those from all other ethnic groups combined
The ethnic categories used in this data
The number of young people involved in restrictive physical interventions was too small to make reliable generalisations about specific ethnic categories.
Because of this, we show data for 2 ethnic groups:
White – White ethnic groups (including White British and White ethnic minorities)
Other – all other ethnic minorities
2. By ethnicity over time
|White||Other than White|
|Time||White Number of single separation incidents per 100 young people per month||White Average number of single separation incidents per month||Other than White Number of single separation incidents per 100 young people per month||Other than White Average number of single separation incidents per month|
Summary of Single separation incidents for young people in custody By ethnicity over time Summary
Young people in custody report their own ethnicity, which staff then record.
The number of young people in custody is counted at the start of each month. Figures also include new admissions during the month, and then averaged across a 12-month period.
Average numbers of incidents and rates per 100 have been rounded to 1 decimal point. All calculations have been made using unrounded figures.
Further technical information
Figures published before the release of the 2018 to 2019 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
The data is used by the government to develop, monitor and evaluate criminal justice policy for young offenders in England and Wales.
5. Download the data
This file contains the following: measure, ethnicity, year, value, numerator, denominator