Data published at the beginning of June has revealed that the top 150 young offenders in the UK have been arrested in excess of 6,000 times in total, for a number of offences including assault, burglary and rape.
According to the data, the ten most prolific young offenders – all of whom are under 18 years old – have been arrested a combined total of 1,000 times; whilst West Yorkshire accounts for 20 young offenders who have been arrested 1,372 times between them.
Included in the list of young offenders in West Yorkshire is a young offender who since the age of 12 has been arrested for 95 offences.
In addition to revealing the combined total of times the most prolific young offenders have been arrested, the latest figures have also suggested that as of last year there were 1,300 young offenders detained in Young Offenders Institutes, with estimates suggesting three quarters of those will go on to reoffend upon their release.
Whilst the latest figures have highlight the number of offences young offenders in the UK have committed, as criminal law solicitors in Yorkshire, we understand and appreciate that being accused of a crime can be a daunting experience for anyone, particularly children – and this is why, our solicitors specialise in assisting young offenders.
Our specialist youth court solicitors are highly experienced in representing young people and guiding them through the legal process in a clear and sympathetic way; and we are regularly instructed to act for children and young people who are being dealt with by the legal system.
Through our experience within this area of law, in instance where the child wishes to pleaded not guilty, our solicitors in Leeds will put forward the best possible defence and if they choose to plead guilty then we can often argue for a reduced sentence or, if a court order is to be made, negotiate the best possible terms.
To find out how we can assist you, contact us today.