Statistics relating to children sentenced to life imprisonment: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

You asked:

Question 1: How many children have been sentenced to life imprisonment or given a mandatory life sentence in the last two decades?
Question 2: How many children have been convicted and/or sentenced for murder?

If possible can the statistics be given in a disaggregated form for each year up to 18 years of age please.


The information requested is provided in the attached excel table.

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