To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what studies his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated of the fear of crime amongst (i) women, (ii) men, (iii) older people and (iv) young people. 
|Worry about crime and personal safety by sex and age 2001–02|
|Percentage feeling very worried about|
|Burglary||Mugging||Physical attack||Rape||Insulted or Percentages||Theft of a car1||Theft from a car||BCS Percentage feeling very unsafe walking alone in area after dark|
|60 or older||12||10||6||2||4||13||11||10|
|60 or older||17||22||19||18||11||17||12||34|
|1 Based on car-owners only|
Home Office Statistical Bulletin 07/02, Table 9.04
Results for the year ending March 2003 will be available in July 2003.
In addition to the annual British Crime Survey, the Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate commissions a wide range of other social research, development, statistical economics and modelling work, all of which build up the evidence base, deliver key National statistics and support practical delivery of key Home Office targets for all seven Home Office aims. This includes research to establish 'what works' in reducing fear of crime as part of the Crime Reduction Programme evaluation. Copies of the Research Development and Statistics Directorate's annual work programme since 1998–99 are in the Library.