§ Mr. Cummings
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many juvenile crimes have been dealt with in Seaham and Peterlee magistrates' courts in the last five years.619W
§ Mr. John Patten
The readily available information relates only to indictable offences and is given in the following table:
Defendants aged 10 and under 17 proceeded against for indictable offences in the Easington division1 Year Total proceeded against 1982 303 1983 229 1984 245 1985 238 1986 167 1 Includes Seaham and Peterlee magistrates' courts. Figures for 1986 are published in "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales supplementary volumes" a copy of which is in the Library.