- The teenager, 15, has been arrested for several offences from the age of just ten
- He has been held by police in Northumbria a staggering 106 times since then
- The second biggest offender, from North Wales, has been arrested 83 times
Data from a Freedom of Information Act response has revealed that a 15-year-old boy from Northumbria is Britain’s worst teenage criminal.
The boy has been arrested a staggering 106 times before his 16th birthday.
He was initially arrested at the age of ten, with his following offences including burglary, joyriding, arson and several shoplifting offences.
The 15-year-old, from Northumbria, has been arrested 106 times after being initially held at the age of just ten
Ten is the age of criminal responsibility in the UK.
Second on the list of offenders was a teenager from North Wales who, from the age of ten to 18, had been arrested 83 times.
Next was a child from West Yorkshire who was arrested by police 77 times between the age of 12 and 17.
Scotland Yard also confirmed that ten London youngsters had been held at least 50 times each.
Hampshire Police Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney — the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for children and young people — told the Sun: ‘A small minority of children commit multiple offences.
‘It’s important to identify the causes and intervene before they escalate to prolific offending.’