Use of force on young people in custody
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1. Main facts and figures
between April 2018 and March 2019, there were on average 604.1 incidents per month in which staff used force on young people in custody
the rate of incidents was higher for White young people in custody than for young people from all other ethnic groups combined
The ethnic categories used in this data
The number of young people involved in incidents of use of force 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 of offender
|All||White||Other than White|
|Establishment||All Average number of incidents per 100 young people||All Average number of incidents||White Average number of incidents per 100 young people||White Average number of incidents||Other than White Average number of incidents per 100 young people||Other than White Average number of incidents|
|Cookham Wood YOI||25.5||47.8||26.1||18.6||24.8||28.8|
Summary of Use of force on young people in custody By ethnicity of offender 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, institution name, average number of incidents, rate of incidents per 100 young people