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Suspected Persons (Merseyside)

Volume 972: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons were (a) arrested, and (b) proceeded against for being suspected of frequenting a public place with intent to commit an arrestable offence, by Merseyside police division, and ethnic appearance, in the last year for which figures are available.

The only information readily available is that there were 489 persons arrested who were proceeded against in 1977 in the Merseyside police force area whose principal offence was frequenting a public place with intent to commit an arrestable offence.