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Burglary

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many burglaries there were in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06 to date in (i) North Yorkshire, (ii) Yorkshire and the Humber Region and (iii) England and Wales in (A) domestic and (B) commercial properties. (97310)

The available information is given in the following table. Statistics specifically for commercial premises are not available. Such offences are included in the ‘Burglary in a building other than a dwelling’ offence classification and cannot be separately identified.

Offences of burglary recorded by the police

Number of offences

Period

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

North Yorkshire

Burglary in a dwelling

4,936

2,931

2,623

Burglary in a building other than a dwelling

6,126

4,836

4,709

Yorkshire and the Humber region

Burglary in a dwelling

58,928

40,206

36,564

Burglary in a building other than a dwelling

62,247

46,969

46,520

England and Wales

Burglary in a dwelling

402,345

321,461

300,555

Burglary in a building other than a dwelling

417,668

359,621

344,563

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many burglaries there have been in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06 to date in (i) Chorley and (ii) Lancashire and the North West in (A) domestic and (B) commercial properties. (98045)

The available information is given in the following table. Statistics specifically for commercial premises are not available. Such offences are included in the ‘Burglary in a building other than a dwelling’ offence classification and cannot be separately identified.

Offences of burglary recorded by the police

Number of offences

Period

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Chorley

Burglary in a dwelling

479

338

299

Burglary in a building other than a dwelling

506

509

468

Lancashire

Burglary in a dwelling

8,821

6,695

6,184

Burglary in a building other than a dwelling

10,750

9,579

8,445

North West Region

Burglary in a dwelling

66,922

50,553

47,041

Burglary in a building other than a dwelling

61,797

51,937

49,225