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Burglary: Drugs

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 22 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people were convicted of (a) domestic burglary and (b) drug offences in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the north-east and (iv) England and Wales in each year since 1997; (126303)

(2) how many people were convicted of serious violent crime offences in (a) the Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England and Wales in each year since 1997;

(3) how many people were convicted of violent crime offences in (a) the Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the north-east and (d) England and Wales in each year since 1997.

Data from the court proceedings database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform for the number of people convicted at all courts of burglary, drug, and violent crime offences in South Tyneside, the north-east and England and Wales, 2001 to 2005 can be found in the table.

From the court proceedings database it is not possible to identify those offenders in the Jarrow constituency, as the data are not collected at this level of detail.

Number of persons convicted in the North East region for certain offence types, 1997 to 20051, 2

North East

Offence type

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Violent crime3

2,929

3,145

3,104

2,885

2,993

3,109

2,968

2,908

3,107

Serious violent crime4

830

817

734

562

500

557

534

491

472

Burglary in a dwelling and aggravated burglary in a dwelling5

1,474

1,423

1,307

1,004

1,091

1,206

1,007

790

776

Drug offences

1,526

2,194

2,528

2,773

3,340

3,624

3,816

2,687

2,759

Total

6,759

7,579

7,673

7,224

7,924

8,496

8,325

6,876

7,114

1 These data are 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.

3 Violent crime includes violence against the person, sexual offences and robbery.

4 Serious violent crime includes: murder, attempted murder, threat or conspiracy to murder, manslaughter, infanticide, causing death by dangerous driving, manslaughter due to diminished responsibility, causing death by dangerous driving when under the influence of drink or drugs, causing death by aggravated vehicle taking, wounding or other act endangering life, and endangering railway passengers.

5 Domestic burglary: burglary in a dwelling and aggravated burglary in a dwelling (including attempts).

Source:

RDS Office for Criminal Justice Reform

Number of persons convicted in England and Wales for certain offence types, 1997 to 20051, 2, 3

England and Wales

Offence type

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Violent crime4

44,674

47,159

45,630

45,104

46,163

49,803

49,694

51,415

52,820

Serious violent crime5

8771

8271

7729

7138

7178

7566

7013

6911

6510

Burglary in a dwelling and aggravated burglary in a dwelling6

17,870

17,306

16,387

14,471

13,684

14,622

14,540

13,503

12,820

Drug offences

40,666

48,821

48,711

44,621

45,621

49,036

51,162

39,197

39,090

Total

111,981

121,557

118/157

111,334

112,646

121,027

122,409

111,026

111,240

1 These data are 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.

3 Staffordshire police force were only able to supply a sample of data for magistrates courts proceedings covering one full week in each quarter for 2000. Estimates based on this sample are included in the figures, as they are considered sufficiently robust at this high level of analysis.

4 Violent crime includes violence against the person, sexual offences and robbery.

5 Serious violent crime includes: murder, attempted murder, threat or conspiracy to murder, manslaughter, infanticide, causing death by dangerous driving, manslaughter due to diminished responsibility, causing death by dangerous driving when under the influence of drink or drugs, causing death by aggravated vehicle taking, wounding or other act endangering life, and endangering railway passengers.

6 Domestic burglary: burglary in a dwelling and aggravated burglary in a dwelling (including attempts).

Source:

RDS Office for Criminal Justice Reform