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Violence Against the Person

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the relationship between (a) recorded and (b) estimated actual levels of (i) violence against the person, (ii) rape, (iii) personal robbery, (iv) commercial robbery, (v) residential burglary, (vi) non-residential burglary, (vii) gun-related crime, (viii) motor vehicle crime, (ix) domestic crime and (x) racial crime in the most recent period for which figures are available. (171930)

The precise information requested is not available. Estimates based on crimes covered by the British Crime Survey (BCS) and experienced by households, and adults living in such households, in England and Wales are routinely reported in the Home Office Statistical Bulletin Crime in England and Wales. The latest breakdown for the main offences covered by the BCS can be found at:

Latest estimates for commercial victims were reported in the Home Office report Crime against retail and manufacturing premises: findings from the 2002 Commercial Victimisation Survey and can be found at: