The ages of crime – from 13 to 81
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.