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Crime: Victims

Volume 457: debated on Tuesday 6 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of victims of crime were referred to Victim Support by police in each of the last five years. (121915)

The information requested is in the following tables:

Table A

Total number of referrals to Victim Support in four crime types

Referrals from the police as a percentage of the total referrals in the four crime types

2001-02

970,577

90

2002-03

1,104,624

90

2003-04

1,044,174

91

From 2004-05 Victim Support have supplied OCJR with data on all referrals from the police. Table B shows the total number of victims of crime referred to victim support between 2001-02 and 2005-06 and the percentage of referrals, in all crime types, that came from the police.

Table B

Total number of all referrals to Victim Support

Referrals from the police as a percentage of the total referrals

2001-02

1,257,085

1

2002-03

1,404,130

1

2003-04

1,359,150

1

2004-05

1,282,223

91

2005-06

1,386,915

90

1 Data not available.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented in this response are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from Victim Support's own data return. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when these data are used.