To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will set out the total number of (a) crimes, (b) assaults on staff, (c) assaults on passengers, (d) indecent assaults, (e) rapes and (f) violent robberies which have occurred on (i) British Rail and (ii) Network SouthEast; (1) in each month since April 1989 and (2) in each year since 1971.
[holding answer 6 March 1992]: This information is only available at a disproportionate cost. The tables show figures for crimes reported in 1990 and the first nine months of 1991, for British Rail as a whole and for Network SouthEast alone; and total crimes reported for British Rail from 1982 to 1990.
|1 January 1991 to 30 September 1991||1990|
|Assaults on staff||249||132||374||181|
|Assaults on passengers||632||276||884||379|
|Total crimes reported on British Rail|
Note. From 1 January 1990 the BTP force brought its crime reporting into line with Home Office counting rules. This change means that exact comparisons with previous years are not always possible.