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Criminal Offences (Ethnic Statistics)

Volume 975: debated on Friday 7 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the results of the research undertaken by his Department into the relationship between race and crime; and if he intends to undertake further studies.

A report of research into race, crime and arrests will be published on 19 December in Home Office research study No. 58. A summary of this research has already appeared in Home Office research bulletin No. 8, a copy of which is in the Library of the House. Further studies are in hand on the policing of ethnic minority areas and on the demographic breakdown of complaints against the police.