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Theft: Bicycles

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 4 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) prosecuted and (b) sentenced for bicycle thefts in London in each of the last five years. (146974)

The information requested is set out in the following table.

Number of persons prosecuted at magistrates courts and sentenced at all courts for bicycle theft, in Greater London,2001-051, 2

Proceeded against

Sentenced

2001

143

90

2002

151

106

2003

127

84

2004

132

96

2005

159

121

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.