North Yorkshire fall in repeat youth offenders

North Yorkshire County Council (s)

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The number of young offenders who go on to commit further offences has fallen across North Yorkshire.

Ministry of Justice figures show the re-offending rate has dropped from 35.5 per cent to 33.1 per cent.

The average number of re-offences committed per offender also fell.

The announcement was this week welcomed by North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC).

Northallerton County Councillor Tony Hall (Con) is the authority’s Executive Member for Children and Young People.

He said: “These very satisfying figures are a reflection of the excellent work carried out by the Youth Justice Service in North Yorkshire and its partners in the criminal justice system.

“Fewer re-offences means fewer victims, which is obviously extremely gratifying.

“This is yet another example of the commitment and professionalism of the Youth Justice Service, the police, and all the other agencies involved in maintaining North Yorkshire’s position as one of the safest counties in the entire country.”