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Rape: Greater London

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recorded rapes there were in each London borough in each of the last 10 years; and what percentage of those recorded rapes led to a conviction in each year, broken down by borough. (133510)

The statistics are not available in the form requested. Recorded rape statistics relate to offences and convictions data relate to offenders. In addition, recorded crime data are published on a financial year basis and conviction data are published on a calendar year basis. For these reasons, the two data sources are not directly comparable.

Figures for the number of offences recorded and the number of convictions are provided in the following tables. Recorded crime data at borough level are available only from 2000-01.

Table 1: Recorded offences of rape by London borough 2000-01 and 2001-02

Borough

2000-01

2001-02

Barking and Dagenham

48

53

Barnet

48

62

Bexley

32

53

Brent

119

105

Bromley

48

62

Camden

91

96

City of Westminster

114

112

Croydon

102

109

Ealing

98

93

Enfield

58

76

Greenwich

80

94

Hackney

103

108

Hammersmith and Fulham

66

57

Haringey

95

118

Harrow

34

38

Havering

19

35

Hillingdon

31

55

Hounslow

48

71

Islington

72

109

Kensington and Chelsea

34

32

Kingston upon Thames

27

37

Lambeth

163

172

Lewisham

105

115

Merton

19

38

Newham

115

93

Redbridge

38

63

Richmond upon Thames

28

24

Southwark

115

129

Sutton

20

22

Tower Hamlets

78

76

Waltham Forest

74

85

Wandsworth

65

97

Total

2,187

2,489

Table 2: Recorded offences of rape by London borough 2002-03to 2005-06

Borough

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Barking and Dagenham

70

56

74

66

Barnet

60

84

84

70

Bexley

43

31

48

36

Brent

87

129

99

97

Bromley

70

47

57

54

Camden

71

52

68

67

City of Westminster

131

119

113

102

Croydon

99

72

90

113

Ealing

107

96

77

101

Enfield

91

83

74

72

Greenwich

119

116

99

120

Hackney

101

118

132

136

Hammersmith and Fulham

74

96

63

56

Haringey

113

91

99

110

Harrow

29

45

50

37

Havering

32

51

30

49

Hillingdon

57

58

52

45

Hounslow

70

65

75

71

Islington

135

97

93

76

Kensington and Chelsea

43

42

36

42

Kingston upon Thames

50

45

37

42

Lambeth

166

126

146

139

Lewisham

150

132

96

85

Merton

44

39

45

39

Newham

152

142

151

112

Redbridge

69

54

72

46

Richmond upon Thames

22

14

22

20

Southwark

141

163

126

126

Sutton

30

27

31

39

Tower Hamlets

105

96

85

85

Waltham Forest

87

87

55

84

Wandsworth

109

96

64

61

Total

2,727

2,569

2,443

2,398

Note: The National Crime Recording standard was introduced in April 2002. Figures for earlier years are therefore not directly comparable.

Table 3: Number of defendants found guilty at all courts of rape, broken down by London Court Area, 1996 to 20051,2,3

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

City of London

Guildhall Justice Rooms

1

Inner London Courts

Bow Street

1

3

1

4

1

2

1

3

Camberwell Green/Tower Bridge

16

8

7

15

12

11

11

16

12

14

Greenwich and Woolwich

4

4

8

6

8

10

10

11

13

7

Highbury Corner

11

8

9

3

7

5

5

9

19

10

Horseferry Road

5

2

3

2

4

3

2

5

1

3

Marylebone

1

2

3

2

3

3

South western

3

6

1

3

1

6

4

5

3

4

Thames

2

2

7

7

10

8

3

5

11

West London

1

5

2

1

4

4

5

7

4

7

Inner London Juvenile Courts

9

3

Total—Inner London

41

46

38

39

46

52

45

56

57

56

Outer London

Barking and Dagenham

1

1

2

1

2

2

5

2

8

2

Barnet

1

3

3

4

1

4

3

4

2

1

Bexley

3

3

2

2

2

1

4

Brent

3

5

5

2

6

2

6

1

2

9

Bromley

2

2

2

2

1

5

Croydon

5

2

3

6

4

7

5

6

8

Ealing

3

6

7

6

4

3

2

2

6

Enfield

1

3

2

1

1

4

1

10

4

2

Haringey

6

1

5

7

5

3

5

6

3

5

Harrow

2

1

3

3

1

3

2

1

2

Havering

1

1

1

2

1

Hillingdon

2

2

3

1

4

2

1

Hounslow

5

1

1

1

2

3

4

7

Kingston-upon-Thames

1

1

1

4

1

2

3

Merton

1

2

3

2

1

2

Newham

6

7

5

4

1

8

15

2

4

Redbridge

1

3

3

3

4

1

2

Richmond upon Thames

2

1

1

3

1

2

2

Sutton

1

4

2

2

Waltham Forest

4

4

2

2

5

4

5

5

7

3

Total—Outer London

46

41

54

31

42

31

66

68

60

63

Total

87

87

92

70

88

83

112

124

117

119

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 Rape includes rape of a female and rape of a male.