New government figures show nearly half of young offenders in Hammersmith and Fulham return to crime .
The recidivism among youths puts the borough near the top of the reoffending rate of any area in England and Wales, and way above the average for the two countries.
The Ministry of Justice findings reveal a big increase in the reoffending rate in Hammersmith and Fulham, again giving it an unwanted place near the top of overall England and Wales findings.
The figures include statistics up to the year ending September 2015 and were released on Thursday (January 26).
The numbers show of the 109 minors who committed offences in the Hammersmith and Fulham in year ending in September 2015, 51 committed further offences in the following 12 to 18 months.
That means 46.8% of under 18s who committed a crime did so after they were cautioned, convicted or released.
By comparison the average rate in England and Wales was significantly less at 37.9%.
Brent juvenile offenders were also very likely to reoffend, with 42.6% committing crime again, while rates in Hounslow were also above the national average, at 42.4%.
As a whole, 41.1% of juvenile offenders in west London reoffended in the year ending September 2015 - down from 43% the previous year.
But in Hammersmith and Fulham the offending rate was particularly striking as it jumped from 43.0% in the year to September 2014.
Across England and Wales, juvenile reoffending rates remained largely stable, falling marginally from 38% to 37.9%.
Overall, juvenile offenders are much more likely to reoffend than adults .
Only one in four adults (24.3%) committed new offences following a caution, conviction or release from prison.
Hammersmith and Fulham Police have been approached for comment.
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