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Crime, London (Statistics)

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 9 April 1952

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of burglary took place in the Metropolitan Police district during the period of 12 months ending 31st March, 1952, or the latest period of 12 months for which this information is available; in how many of these cases a prosecution subsequently took place; and how many of these prosecutions resulted in conviction.

During the 12 months ended 31st December, 1951 (which is the most recent period for which figures are available) 570 cases of burglary and 5,813 cases of housebreaking were known to the police in the Metropolitan police district. In the same period proceedings were taken against 227 persons in respect of 255 crimes of burglary and against 721 persons in respect of 1,147 crimes of housebreaking. Of the 948 persons proceeded against 912 were convicted.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of robbery accompanied by violence took place in the Metropolitan police district during the period of 12 months ending 31st March, 1952, or the latest period of 12 months for which this information is available; in how many of these cases a prosecution subsequently took place; and how many of these prosecutions resulted in conviction.

During the 12 months ended 31st December, 1951, which is the most recent period for which figures are available, there were known to the police in the Metropolitan police district 163 offences under Section 23 (1) of the Larceny Act, 1916 (that is, armed robbery, robbery with violence, and robbery or assaults with intent to rob by two or more persons) and 51 offences under the remaining provisions of Section 23 (that is, simple robbery and assault with intent to rob by persons acting singly). In the same period, proceedings were taken against 186 persons in respect of 88 crimes under Section 23 (1) and against 15 persons in respect of 15 crimes

FIRE SERVICE PAY—DECEMBER, 1946-APRIL, 1952
MenRent allowance excluded December, 1946Consolidated scales April, 1952
Per weekPer week
Fireman£4100—£5170£7150—£940
Leading Fireman£580—£630£8140—£9120
Section Leader (now Sub-Officer)£680—£730£9170—£10120
Per annumPer annum
Company Officer (now Station Officer)£450£642—£692
Senior Company Officer (now Assistant Divisional Officer)£500£742—£792
Column Officer (now Divisional Officer Grade III)£600£792—£867
Divisional Officer (now Divisional Officer Grade II)£700£867—£942
Assistant Fire Force Commander (now Divisional Officer Grade I)£800£992—£1,092
WomenInclusive scales December, 1946Inclusive scales April, 1952
Firewoman (over 20)£3 2 6—£4 0 0 p.w.=£162 10—£208 p.a.£285—£325 p.a.
Leading Firewoman£4 5 0 p.w.=£221 p.a.£340 p.a.
Senior Leading Firewoman£4 15 0 p.w.=£247 p.a.£380 p.a.
Assistant Group Officer£265 p.a.£412 p.a.
Group Officer£325 p.a.£482 p.a.

under the remaining provisions of the Section. Of the 201 persons proceeded against, 188 were convicted.