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Motor Vehicles: Theft

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many vehicles were stolen in North Belfast in each of the last 10 years. (170494)

Due to the introduction in 1998-99 of revised rules for recording crime, figures for the years prior to 1998 are not available.

The number of recorded thefts or unauthorised taking of motor vehicles in North Belfast District Command Unit is shown in the following table.

Recorded

1998-99

897

1999-2000

916

2000-011

1,023

2001-02

1,248

2002-032

882

2003-04

568

2004-05

498

2005-06

344

2006-07

347

1 Figures are available by District Command Unit back to 2000-01. The figures for 1998-99 and 1999-2000 have been aggregated by station area to produce totals for North Belfast DCU, however they are not completely comparable with later years due to boundary changes.

2 From 1 April 2002 most attempted thefts/unauthorised taking of motor vehicles are recorded as vehicle interference due to a change in Home Office counting rules.