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Volume 13: debated on Friday 27 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish information collected by the police on those offences which are generally described as mugging, sub-divided by ethnic origin of victim and suspect.

Mugging is a term with no legal definition, and information identifying such offences is not collected centrally. Nor is information relating to the ethnic origin of victims and suspects of serious offences.