Children and young people in court

The Ministry of Justice provides data to Stats NZ about children (aged 10-13) and young people (aged 14-16) charged in court for official release on the Stats NZ website. In March, we release the calendar year tables (year ending 31 December). In September, we release the financial year tables (year ending 30 June).

Children and young people who are convicted of an offence in the District or High Court are included in the statistics on children and young people in court, as well as those whose charges are proved in the Youth Court. Including these convicted children and young people in the statistics provides a clearer picture of what is happening for all youth offenders, rather than just those who appear in the Youth Court.

All numbers in the statistics on children and young people in court are rounded to the nearest multiple of three, with the exception of zeroes, which remain as zeroes. The Youth Court is closed to the public, so any details that may identify an individual young person cannot be reported.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Theme Justice
Author Ministry of Justice
Maintainer Email
Update frequency Semiannual
Created Unknown
Date modified 2019-09-17
Language English
Source Identifier
Record created April 10, 2017, Last Updated September 30, 2019