The ages of crime – from 13 to 81

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - ROUNDABOUT -

From chil­dren to pen­sion­ers - the dif­fer­ent ages of Kent’s crim­i­nal fra­ter­nity.

MORE than 70 years sep­a­rated Kent’s youngest and old­est con­victed crim­i­nals last year.

Un­der in­for­ma­tion ob­tained by The Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion Act we can ex­clu­sively re­veal that the youngest peo­ple in the county to be con­victed of a crime dur­ing 2006 were just 10 years old.

De­spite be­ing blocked from view­ing the full de­tails by the Data Pro­tec­tion Act, we know that po­lice con­victed 10-year-olds in Med­way of ve­hi­cle crime, theft and vi­o­lence against an­other per­son.

The county’s old­est crim­i­nal was an 81-year-old from east Kent who was con­victed of com­mon as­sault.

The county’s youngest drug of­fender was a 13-year-old from east Kent who was found with cannabis in June 2006, and the old­est was a 75-year-old sup­plier in Mid Kent who was found guilty in April last year.

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