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Robbery: Greater London

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) robberies and (b) burglaries were reported in each London constituency in each of the last five years; and how many of these resulted in convictions. (154817)

Data at specific constituency level are not available. The numbers of robbery and burglary offences recorded by the police, from 2002-03 to 2006-07, for each Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRP) in London are given in the following tables.

The following tables show the number of defendants found guilty at all courts for burglary and robbery in Greater London for the years 2001 to 2005, and is taken from the court proceedings database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform. Data for 2006 will be available in November this year.

Caution must be taken in comparing recorded crime statistics with convictions statistics as these are from two different databases and recorded in quite different ways. Recorded crime data is provided on a financial year basis and counts offences whereas court proceedings data are on a calendar year basis and count offenders. Therefore, these two separate data-sets are not directly comparable.

Table 1: Robbery offences recorded in each London Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership

CDRP

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

City of London

45

50

42

39

41

Barking and Dagenham

686

802

739

775

805

Barnet

1,059

1,082

1,211

1,226

1,063

Bexley

339

388

402

473

448

Brent

1,795

1,807

2,084

2,355

2,144

Bromley

702

863

729

901

1,115

Camden

1,765

1,334

1,315

1,260

1,597

City of Westminster

1,752

1,437

1,505

1,577

1,756

Croydon

1,888

1,771

1,496

1,845

1,829

Ealing

1,823

1,473

1,565

2,012

2,359

Enfield

1,072

1,211

1,143

1,454

1,507

Greenwich

693

1,083

1,172

1,229

1,479

Hackney

2,466

2,441

1,926

1,856

1,685

Hammersmith and Fulham

1,271

1,146

1,386

1,285

1,172

Haringey

2,166

1,903

1,430

2,024

1,946

Harrow

613

624

699

862

769

Havering

479

512

442

459

549

Hillingdon

588

512

593

876

974

Hounslow

954

820

712

841

869

Islington

1,664

1,397

1,244

1,412

1,488

Kensington and Chelsea

673

794

792

906

787

Kingston upon Thames

305

292

257

337

302

Lambeth

4,017

3,298

3,021

2,998

2,911

Lewisham

1,627

1,924

1,783

2,304

2,635

Merton

684

584

459

625

598

Newham

2,150

2,242

1,939

2,501

2,520

Redbridge

1,096

1,188

1,241

1,329

1,353

Richmond upon Thames

291

257

376

455

408

Southwark

2,220

2,295

2,406

2,981

2,695

Sutton

276

354

231

411

413

Tower Hamlets

1,790

1,568

1,457

1,675

1,908

Waltham Forest

1,791

1,655

1,796

2,392

1,954

Wandsworth

1,788

1,574

1,475

1,668

1,724

Total London Area

42,528

40,681

39,068

45,343

45,803

Table 2: Burglary offences recorded in each London Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership

CDRP

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

City of London

444

454

501

366

402

Barking and Dagenham

2,012

2,240

2,175

1,921

2,117

Barnet

4,039

3,978

4,045

4,363

3,904

Bexley

2,341

2,226

1,986

2,366

2,076

Brent

3,859

4,062

3,987

3,904

3,330

Bromley

3,596

3,472

3,776

3,926

3,588

Camden

5,884

4,843

4,171

4,108

4,322

City of Westminster

5,264

4,296

4,497

4,158

3,801

Croydon

4,115

3,769

3,230

3,582

3,464

Ealing

4,543

4,375

4,350

4,999

3,957

Enfield

4,301

3,865

3,528

3,844

3,638

Greenwich

2,986

3,080

2,970

3,209

3,241

Hackney

4,807

4,327

3,897

3,547

2,687

Hammersmith and Fulham

3,089

2,827

3,023

3,052

2,732

Haringey

4,356

4,115

4,084

3,841

3,559

Harrow

2,736

2,626

2,178

2,446

1,959

Havering

2,386

2,161

2,315

2,453

2,511

Hillingdon

3,569

3,183

3,143

3,137

3,182

Hounslow

3,374

3,450

2,969

2,982

2,594

Islington

4,429

3,957

3,681

3,683

3,728

Kensington and Chelsea

2,512

2,576

2,580

2,444

2,182

Kingston upon Thames

985

939

984

1,188

1,038

Lambeth

5,694

4,980

4,150

3,884

3,685

Lewisham

3,708

3,837

3,778

3,524

3,579

Merton

1,930

2,034

1,764

1,796

1,828

Newham

3,494

3,398

3,410

4,112

3,371

Redbridge

2,974

2,990

3,058

3,282

3,053

Richmond upon Thames

2,120

1,787

2,017

2,395

2,085

Southwark

4,885

4,556

4,411

4,143

4,087

Sutton

1,446

1,397

1,429

1,480

1,451

Tower Hamlets

3,567

3,023

3,070

3,467

2,890

Waltham Forest

3,812

3,284

3,144

3,131

3,116

Wandsworth

4,547

3,664

3,616

3,108

3,943

Total London Area

113,804

105,771

101,917

103,841

97,100

Table 3: Number of defendants found guilty at all courts for Burglary and Robbery, Greater London, 2001-051,2

Police force area

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Burglary

City of London

35

25

25

20

29

Metropolitan Police

2,977

3,339

3,207

3,075

3,031

Greater London

3,012

3,364

3,232

3,095

3,060

Robbery

City of London

9

1

3

8

2

Metropolitan Police

1,767

1,936

1,835

2,024

1,953

Greater London

1,776

1,937

1,838

2,032

1,955

1 These data are provided 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 police. 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. Source: RDS—Office for Criminal Justice Reform—Ministry of Justice