Number of first time offenders on the wane
THE county of Buckinghamshire has the lowest number of 16 and 17-year-old first time offenders since 2000.
There were just 67 16 and 17-year-olds who got their first caution or conviction in 2013, down from 307 in 2006, according to figures released by the Ministry of Justice through a Freedom of Information request.
The number has dropped 25.6 per cent, from 90, in the last year alone.
Buckinghamshire has seen the lowest numbers of first time offenders since 2000.
Across the county, the number of adults getting their first caution or conviction has nearly halved from a peak of 1,755 in 2006 to 943 in 2013.
Across England and Wales, the number of 16 and 17-year-olds given their first caution or conviction in 2013, was at its lowest level since 2000, with 11,189 across England and Wales, down from a peak of 36,741 in 2006.
The number of adult first offenders dipped by more than a third since a peak of 221,683 in 2007.