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Crime Statistics

Volume 127: debated on Friday 12 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will indicate the levels of reportable and detectable crime in Seaham and Peterlee subdivisions over the last five years.

I refer the hon. Member to the statistics given by the chief constable of Durham in his annual reports (Appendix G of the issue for 1986). The figures are collected centrally only for police force areas and are published each year in chapter 2 of the Command Paper "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales". Copies of both of these publications are available in the Library.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will indicate the levels of reported and detected crime in the Barnsley, East constituency over the last five years, on a year by year basis.

Crime statistics for the B (Barnsley) division of the South Yorkshire police are published by the chief constable in his annual reports (page 59 of the issue for 1986). The information which is collected centrally relates only to police force areas, and is published each year in chapter 2 of the Command Paper "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales". Copies of both publications are available in the Library.