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Crime Statistics

Volume 454: debated on Tuesday 5 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cautions were issued in (a) Essex and (b) the Mid-Essex division of Essex constabulary area for (i) violence against the person, (ii) theft and handling stolen goods, (iii) sexual offences, (iv) criminal damage, (v) robbery and (vi) fraud and forgery in 2005; and if he will make a statement. (103287)

[holding answer 23 November 2006]: The information requested is provided in the following table. Data are provided for Essex police force area only as data are not available broken down by police division.

Number of offenders cautioned for indictable offences, by offence type, Essex police force area, 20051,2

Offence

Number cautioned

Violence against the person

1,342

Sexual offences

40

Burglary

177

Robbery

10

Theft and handling stolen goods

1,903

Fraud and forgery

176

Criminal damage

40

Drug offences

514

Other indictable offences

115

Total

4,317

1 These data are provided on the principal offence basis

2 Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.