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Crimes of Violence

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many cases of (a) violent crime and (b) serious violent crime were reported in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) England and Wales in each year since 1997; (126302)

(2) how many domestic burglaries were reported in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England and Wales in each year since 1997;

(3) how many drug offences were reported in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England and Wales in each year since 1997.

The available information is given in the following tables. Statistics for the Jarrow constituency are not available centrally and figures for South Tyneside relate to the South Tyneside crime and disorder reduction partnership (CDRP) area.

Table 1: Offences recorded by the police, 1997

Offence

Number

South Tyneside CDRP

Violent crime

n/a

More serious violence

n/a

Domestic burglary

n/a

Drug offences

n/a

North East Region

Violent crime

12,307

More serious violence

1,007

Domestic burglary

31,310

Drug offences

1,076

England and Wales

Violent crime

347,064

More serious violence

23,581

Domestic burglary

519,265

Drug offences1

23,153

n/a = Not available.

1 Trafficking in controlled drugs only for 1997.

Table 2: Offences recorded by the police, 1998-99 to 2001-02

Number

Offence

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

South Tyneside CDRP

Violent crime

n/a

1,517

1,749

1,919

More serious violence

n/a

n/a

n/a

90

Domestic burglary

n/a

1,351

1,337

1,114

Drug offences

n/a

n/a

n/a

509

North East Region

Violent crime

24,374

26,097

25,113

30,322

More serious violence

1,114

1,227

1,185

1,319

Domestic burglary

28,806

24,300

21,720

23,614

Drug offences

6,442

6,460

6,397

7,230

England and Wales

Violent crime

605,797

703,105

733,374

813,121

More serious violence

27,047

30,445

31,666

32,366

Domestic burglary

473,349

442,602

402,984

430,347

Drug offences

135,945

121,866

113,458

121,393

n/a = Not available.

Notes:

1. The coverage was extended and counting rules revised from 1998-99. Figures from that date are not directly comparable with those for 1997.

2. The data in this table are prior to the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard. These figures are not directly comparable with those for later years.

Table 3: Offences recorded by the police, 2002-03 to 2005-06

Number

Offence

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

South Tyneside CDRP

Violent crime

2,859

2,752

2,504

2,854

More serious violence

82

71

81

83

Domestic burglary

1,169

1,036

792

647

Drug offences

690

672

692

739

North East Region

Violent crime

44,558

45,896

46,488

51,122

More serious violence

1,500

1,597

1,665

1,624

Domestic burglary

21,583

19,550

14,934

13,095

Drug offences

9,014

7,987

7,149

8,280

England and Wales

Violent crime

1,004,599

1,123,710

1,200,991

1,220,198

More serious violence

39,652

44,946

46,126

40,330

Domestic burglary

437,583

402,345

321,461

300,555

Drug offences

143,320

143,511

145,546

178,502

Notes:

1. The data in this table take account of the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002. These figures are not directly comparable with those for earlier years.

2. The Sexual Offences Act 2003, introduced in May 2004, altered the definition and coverage of sexual offences.

3. Includes British Transport police from 2002-03.