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Crime Statistics

Volume 83: debated on Friday 19 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set out figures for Twickenham to show in respect of the first quarter of 1984 and the first quarter of 1985 the total number of notifiable crimes recorded and the numbers of crimes cleared up and not cleared up in each of the following categories: (a) violence against the person, (b) sexual offences, (c) robbery, (d) burglary, (e) theft and handling of stolen goods, (f) fraud and forgery, (g) criminal damage and (h) other notifiable offences.

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Westminster, North (Mr. Wheeler) on 8 May 1985 at columns 410–411 about the statistics of notifiable offences recorded and cleared up in each borough or outer London district in the metropolitan police district which are being placed in the Library with effect from the first quarter of 1985. I understand from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that the corresponding information for the first quarter of 1984 for the London borough of Richmond (which includes Twickenham) is as given in the following table. Quarterly statistics by offence group for areas smaller than boroughs are usually too small and variable to provide worthwhile comparison.

Notifiable offences recorded by the police in the London Borough of Richmond in the first quarter of 1984
First Quarter 1984
Violence against the person78
Sexual offences8
Theft and handling stolen goods1,357
Fraud and forgery197
Criminal damage416
Other notifiable offences8