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Crime: Yorkshire

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of crimes reported to the police in (a) Yorkshire and the Humber and (b) North Yorkshire in (i) 1997 and (ii) the most recent year for which figures are available were cleared up. (155493)

[holding answer 17 September 2007]: Detection statistics at police force area level for 2006-07 were published on 20 September 2007. They show a clear up rate of 28 per cent. for Yorkshire and the Humber region and 33 per cent. for North Yorkshire. Changes to the offence coverage in 1998, the detections guidance in 1999 and the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in 2002 mean that data for 1997 are not directly comparable with that for 2006-07. In 1997, the clear up rate was 26 per cent. for both Yorkshire and the Humber region and North Yorkshire.