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Crime, Leicestershire

Volume 204: debated on Tuesday 25 February 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what number, and by what percentage, reported (a) criminal offences and (b) crimes of violence have increased in Leicestershire since May 1979.

The available information compares the 12 months to June 1979 with the 12 months to June 1991. Between these periods, the total of notifiable offences in Leicestershire increased by 52,906—29,481 to 82,387 —offences and crimes of violence increased by 2,245 offences—1,823 to 4,068.