Crimes committed by children (FOI)
Crimes committed by children (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 27 September 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
How many crimes were committed by children in the following age ranges for the years 2017, 2018 and so far in 2019?
one to six years old
seven to 14 years old
15 to 18 years old
For the three categories, could you tell me how many crimes were committed by boys and how many crimes were committed by girls.
For the three categories could you tell me what the top three most committed crimes were by that age range.
For the three years 2017, 2018 and 2019, what was the age of the youngest criminal and what was the crime they committed?
A and B
Age range of offender
1 - 6
Age range of offender
7 -14 years old
|Common assault ||19||18||31|
|Disorder / anti-social behaviour||17||10||2|
15-17* years old
|Drug (possession of controlled substance)||19||26||15|
|Common assault ||17||11||14|
* The age range of 15 – 17 has been used as persons of 18 years are considered to be adults.
** Figures are provided by the States of Jersey Police and correct as of 11 September 2019.
The disclosure of this information within a small community risks the identities of these children being revealed. This situation is further aggravated by the fact that children are, by the matter of their age, especially vulnerable. The States of Jersey Police has concluded that disclosure could breach the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 and this information is therefore withheld.
Article 25 Personal information
(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018.
(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –
(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018; and
(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.
(3) In determining for the purposes of this Article whether the lawfulness principle in Article 8(1)(a) of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 would be contravened by the disclosure of information, paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 2 to that Law (legitimate interests) is to be read as if sub-paragraph (b) (which disapplies the provision where the controller is a public authority) were omitted.