In custodial youth institutions, on civil grounds

The number of young people (aged 12-17 years) in a custodial youth institution on civil grounds. The figures refer to the number admitted to these institutions from 1 January to 31 December of the year concerned.

In some cases these children may be older; they are therefore also included in the total number of new detainees. They account for less than 5 percent of the children annually.

Since 2008, young people are no longer sent to custodial youth institutions on civil grounds.

Data available for 2000-2007.

Source: Department for Youth Custodial Institutions (DJI).