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Crime Statistics

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 4 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of (a) (i) serious, (ii) major and (iii) organised crime and (b) counter terrorism activity there have been in Cumbria in each year from 1996 to 2006. (64424)

There are no commonly recognised definitions of serious and major crime. Figures are instead provided in the following tables for violent crimes recorded by Cumbria Constabulary.

Corresponding figures for organised crime are not collected centrally.

The only available information on counter terrorism activity indicate that Cumbria Constabulary made three stop/searches under anti-terrorism legislation in 1996-97 but did not make any over the period 1997-98 to 2004-05.

Table 1: Recorded offences of violent crime in Cumbria

Number of offences

1996

2,873

1997

3,158

Table 2: Recorded offences of violent crime in Cumbria1

Number of offences

1998-99

5,901

1999-2000

5,456

2000-01

4,414

2001-02

5,723

1 In April 1998, the coverage was expanded and counting rules revised. Data are therefore not comparable with those for earlier years. 

Table 3: Recorded offences of violent crime in Cumbria1

Number of offences

2002-03

6,069

2003-04

7,291

2004-05

9,641

1 In April 2002, the National Crime Recording Standard was introduced. Data are therefore not comparable with those for earlier years.