Crimes under the age of 10

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Dear West Mercia Police,

Please can you tell me how many children at the age of 10 or below the age of criminal responsibility have been found responsible for crimes in the police area and which towns they were in for the past five years (2012-2017).

Yours faithfully,

Michael Hellyer

Information Compliance West Mercia, West Mercia Police

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Information Compliance West Mercia, West Mercia Police

 
Dear Mr Hellyer,
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 9036
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
on 9^th November 2017.  Please find below the response to your request:
Please can you tell me how many children at the age of 10 or below the age
of criminal responsibility have been found responsible for crimes in the
police area and which towns they were in for the past five years
(2012-2017).
 
REPLY:

Count of Children Fisc Year - Off Recorded [Off]  

Age at Offence 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 Grand Total
10 94 83 109 142 240 668
9 40 31 71 88 144 374
8 25 24 35 59 96 239
7 19 12 16 37 39 123
6 12 5 17 20 13 67
5   3 9 17 9 38
4 2 1 4 4 3 14
3 1 1 1 3
Grand Total 193 159 262 367 545 1526

 

Count of Children Fisc Year - Off Recorded [Off]  

Location Town 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 Grand Total
ALVECHURCH         1 1
BEWDLEY 1 1 2 3 7
BIRMINGHAM 4 1 4 3 12
BISHOPS CASTLE 1 6 4 11
BRIDGNORTH 1 5 2 9 17
BROADWAY   2 2
BROMSGROVE 7 1 7 19 31 65
BROMYARD   2 1 3
BROSELEY   3 2 5
CHURCH STRETTON   1 1
CRAVEN ARMS   2 7 9
DROITWICH 7 2 7 8 6 30
ELLESMERE   1 1 2
EVESHAM 6 10 10 9 6 41
GLOUCESTER   1 1
HEREFORD 16 18 29 29 25 117
KIDDERMINSTER 24 9 20 24 23 100
LEDBURY 1 1 1 1 4
LEOMINSTER 4 5 8 14 12 43
LUDLOW   3 1 4 5 13
MALVERN 16 5 9 17 17 64
MARKET DRAYTON 3 2 2 3 8 18
MONTGOMERY 2 2
NEWPORT 1 5 8 14
OSWESTRY 9 6 6 6 8 35
PERSHORE 2 1 5 1 5 14
REDDITCH 21 27 26 52 63 189
ROSS ON WYE 2 2 5 1 13 23
SHIFNAL 1 1 2 4
SHREWSBURY 15 9 17 34 57 132
STOURBRIDGE   2 2
STOURPORT ON SEVERN 1 3 3 7 8 22
TELFORD 38 31 59 77 126 331
TENBURY WELLS   3 3
TEWKESBURY   2 2
WHITCHURCH   5 2 3 10 20
WOLVERHAMPTON 1 1 2
WORCESTER 9 13 27 35 81 165
Grand Total 193 159 262 367 545 1526

 
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Mrs R Williams
Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police
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