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One In Three Reoffend In North Yorkshire


6:56am 5th November 2013

One in three young offenders in North Yorkshire carry out crimes again. But new figures show the number reoffending is falling and those who do commit crime are carrying out fewer of them according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Justice.

The re-offending rate in North Yorkshire has dropped from 35.5% to 33.1%, according to figures published on October 31.  The average number of re-offences committed per offender also fell.

“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,” said County Councillor Tony Hall, Executive Member for Children and Young People.

“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.”

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