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Detection Rates

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the timetable is for publication of crime detection rates by Basic Command Unit for 2006-07; and for what reason they were not published with the recorded crime statistics on 19 July 2007. (153891)

The content of the annual bulletin on crime is reviewed each year and as part of this a decision was made that it would be more appropriate to focus this bulletin on crime and victimisation and to plan to produce a separate bulletin specifically on detections rates.

Given the work involved in producing the crime bulletin it was not feasible to produce the bulletin on detections at the same time. However, some information on detections was included in Appendix 3 of the annual bulletin that appeared on 19 July.

The statistical bulletin on detection of crime by the police in 2006-07 was published on 20 September 2007. The information is too large to be included within the Official Report but it can be accessed on-line at the following web addresses. I will arrange for the relevant tables to be placed in the Library of the House.

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs07/bcu2-0607.xls and

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs07/bcu3-0607.xls