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Crime: Northumbria

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 4 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the recorded level of crime was in (a) Houghton and Washington, East constituency and (b) Northumbria police authority area in each of the last 10 years. (147450)

Information for the Houghton and Washington, East constituency is not available centrally. The available information relates to the Sunderland Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRP) area and the Northumbria police force area and is given in the following tables.

Table 1: total offences recorded by the police—1996 and 1997

Sunderland CDRP

Northumbria police force area

1996

n/a

169,656

1997

n/a

140,166

n/a = not available.

Table 2: total offences recorded by the police—1998-99 to 2001-02

Sunderland CDRP

Northumbria police force area

1998-99

n/a

151,298

1999-2000

n/a

142,279

2000-01

30,407

134,777

2001-02

33,259

139,130

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 1996 and 1997.

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

Table 3: total offences recorded by the police—2002-03 to 2005-06

Sunderland CDRP

Northumbria police force area

2002-03

38,196

165,496

2003-04

34,612

157,051

2004-05

30,447

142,122

2005-06

28,429

131,968

Note:

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