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Crime: Bedfordshire

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many criminal offences in Bedfordshire resulted in the conviction of the offender in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. (124512)

Information from the Court Proceedings Database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform showing the number of defendants found guilty at all courts for all offences in Bedfordshire police force area for the years requested is provided in the table.

Data for 2006 will be available in the autumn.

Number of defendants found guilty for all offences in Bedfordshire police force area, 1997-20051,2

Found guilty

1997

15,020

1998

16,215

1999

12,926

2000

13,000

2001

12,205

2002

12,901

2003

15,342

2004

14,037

2005

17,321

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 the courts and 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.