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Children Statistics and Information

18. Number of persons aged under 18 admitted to penal institutions
(i) by type of correctional programme, year of admission and gender
(Aged 14 - 17)

Type of correctional programme 2013 2014 2015 2016
Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
Prison 66 15 81 50 16 66 39 9 48 37 5 42
Drug Addiction Treatment Centre 39 7 46 17 4 21 14 2 16 14 2 16
Training Centre 67 5 72 39 8 47 27 6 33 25 2 27
Detention Centre 66 N.A. 66 53 N.A. 53 39 N.A. 39 38 N.A. 38
Rehabilitation Centre 73 22 95 30 13 43 29 8 37 21 6 27
Total 311 49 360 189 41 230 148 25 173 135 15 150
 
(ii) by type of offence, year of admission and gender (Aged 14 - 17)
Type of offence 2013 2014 2015 2016
Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
Against lawful authority
  Unlawful society 9 0 9 2 0 2 3 0 3 5 0 5
  Possession of offensive weapons 3 0 3 4 0 4 2 0 2 4 0 4
  Perjury 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
  Others 3 2 5 1 0 1 3 1 4 0 1 1
  Sub-total 16 3 19 7 0 7 9 1 10 9 1 10
 
Against public morality
  Rape 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Indecent assault 6 0 6 7 0 7 7 0 7 2 0 2
  Keeping a vice establishment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Others 6 0 6 5 0 5 3 0 3 4 0 4
  Sub-total 12 0 12 14 0 14 10 0 10 6 0 6
 
Against the person
  Murder 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Manslaughter / Attempted murder 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Wounding / Serious assault 32 4 36 24 0 24 8 1 9 15 1 16
  Others 6 1 7 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0
  Sub-total 38 5 43 24 0 24 11 1 12 15 1 16
 
Against property
  Robbery 36 1 37 13 1 14 9 0 9 14 0 14
  Burglary 0 0 0 4 0 4 3 0 3 0 0 0
  Theft 25 13 38 17 5 22 9 1 10 16 1 17
  Deception 5 0 5 2 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
  Others 10 0 10 8 0 8 5 1 6 7 0 7
  Sub-total 76 14 90 44 7 51 27 2 29 37 1 38
 
Against the penal code
  Possession of a forged ID 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
  Forgery / counterfeiting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
  Conspiracy 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
  Others 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Sub-total 6 1 7 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 4
   
Against local laws
  Remaining in HK unlawfully 1 3 4 2 1 3 0 2 2 0 0 0
  Breach of condition of stay 4 6 10 7 6 13 4 3 7 1 2 3
  Publishing of obscene articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
  Soliciting for immoral purpose 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
  Possession of dutiable commodities 5 0 5 3 0 3 5 0 5 4 0 4
  Breach of supervision order / court order 12 2 14 4 5 9 9 1 10 1 0 1
  Common assault 7 3 10 2 1 3 4 1 5 2 2 4
  Breach of Import/Export regulations 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
  Using the HK identity card of another person 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1
  Others 2 1 3 2 1 3 4 0 4 1 0 1
  Sub-total 31 15 46 20 14 34 27 9 36 13 4 17
 
Drug offences
  Trafficking in dangerous drugs 103 6 109 71 16 87 55 9 64 42 4 46
  Possession of dangerous drugs 28 5 33 9 4 13 8 2 10 10 2 12
  Others 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
  Sub-total 132 11 143 80 20 100 63 12 75 52 7 59
 
Total 311 49 360 189 41 230 148 25 173 135 15 150
 
(iii) Average length of detention of persons (Aged 14 - 17 on admission)
by type of correctional programme, year of discharge and gender
Type of correctional programme /
year of discharge
Male Female Overall
No. of months No. of days No. of months No. of days No. of months No. of days
Prison
2013 21 6 7 28 19 2
2014 19 20 6 4 16 18
2015 21 0 10 20 19 23
2016 27 7 14 28 24 17
 
Drug Addiction Treatment Centre
2013 5 26 5 22 5 26
2014 6 13 5 23 6 9
2015 5 20 5 22 5 20
2016 6 2 N.A.[1] N.A.[1] 6 2
 
Training Centre
2013 17 20 24 24 18 4
2014 17 8 19 13 17 13
2015 17 14 17 16 17 14
2016 18 21 16 29 18 15
 
Detention Centre
2013 5 2 N.A. N.A. 5 2
2014 5 4 N.A. N.A. 5 4
2015 5 16 N.A. N.A. 5 16
2016 5 12 N.A. N.A. 5 12
 
Rehabilitation Centre
2013 7 29 7 19 7 27
2014 7 24 7 15 7 21
2015 8 19 7 26 8 13
2016 8 1 8 12 8 3
 
Total
2013 11 20 9 5 11 11
2014 11 24 8 12 11 9
2015 12 28 11 14 12 22
2016 15 17 13 13 15 8
 
 
[1]

Based on the records kept in the Correctional Services Department, there was no female person who was admitted to the correctional institution at age between 14 and 17 and subsequently discharged in 2016.