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Crime: Cumbria

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of (a) violence against the person, (b) theft and (c) criminal damage were committed in Cumbria in each year since 1998. (112873)

The information requested is given in the following tables.

Table 1: selected offences recorded by the police in Cumbria, 1998-99 to 2001-02 Number of offences

Number of offences

Violence against the person

Theft and handling stolen goods

Criminal damage

1998-99

5,582

16,504

8,405

1999-2000

5,142

14,687

8,943

2000-01

5,359

14,094

10,126

2001-02

5,334

14,069

10,120

Note:

Expanded offence coverage and revised counting rules came into effect on 1 April 1998. The figures in this table are therefore not directly comparable with those for earlier years.

Table 2: selected offences recorded by the police in Cumbria, 2002-03 to 2005-06

Number of offences

Violence against the person

Theft and handling stolen goods

Criminal damage

2002-03

5,725

13,821

10,304

2003-04

6,874

13,210

11,629

2004-05

9,195

13,076

12,858

2005-06

9,250

12,249

13,648

Note:

The data in this table takes account of the introduction of the national crime recording standard in April 2002. These figures are not directly comparable with those for earlier years.