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Violence Against The Person

Volume 644: debated on Monday 10 July 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons since 1950, having served a prison sentence for violence against the person, and having been released, have subsequently committed a similar type of crime again.

I regret that the criminal statistics are not kept in such a way as to allow information of this kind to be given.

child neglect and offences against children reported to the police for each of the last three years at any convenient date, and the number of cases in each group in which proceedings were taken in England and Wales.

The following table shows, for each of the last three years, such figures as are available for offences against children other than homicide or child stealing. The number of persons proceeded against cannot be compared directly with the number of offences known to the police because proceedings may be brought against one person for more than one offence.