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Crime

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the victimisation rate per 1,000 people was for all crimes in (a) England, (b) each English region and (c) each London local authority area in each of the last 10 years. (185898)

The British Crime Survey (BCS) reports victimisation rates as the proportion of the population who have been a victim once or more in the 12 months prior to interview. Trends in the percentage of adults who were victims of all BCS crime for years are shown in the following table for (a) England and (b) each English region.

Prior to 2001-02 the BCS did not run continuously so information for all years requested is not available. Estimates for English regions are not available prior to 2001-02 nor is it possible to provide (c) estimates for each London local authority area from the BCS as the sample was not designed to provide such breakdowns.

Trends in percentage of adults who were victims once or more of all BCS crime1, 1997 to 2006-07

Percentage

1997

1999

2001-022

2002-032

2003-042

2004-052

2005-062

2006-072

North East Region

n/a

n/a

23.9

24.8

23.9

20.9

23.4

25.2

North West Region

n/a

n/a

32.2

28.8

27.3

26.7

24.1

26.0

Yorkshire and the Humber Region

n/a

n/a

31.7

30.7

30.1

24.3

25.1

25.8

East Midlands Region

n/a

n/a

24.1

26.5

26.2

22.0

24.2

24.6

West Midlands Region

n/a

n/a

28.2

25.8

23.4

23.5

23.9

23.2

East of England Region

n/a

n/a

24.5

24.6

22.2

20.0

21.7

21.5

London Region

n/a

n/a

23.5

25.8

29.6

26.8

25.7

28.1

South East Region

n/a

n/a

31.6

28.7

26.7

25.5

22.9

24.1

South West Region

n/a

n/a

27.9

28.6

22.5

22.6

21.4

21.3

England

34.7

31.2

27.7

27.5

26.1

24.1

23.6

24.6

Unweighted base

14,138

17,983

30,228

33,476

34,916

41,432

43,520

43,053

1 This rate is calculated by treating a household crime as a personal crime. It is the estimated percentage of adults who have been a victim of at least one personal crime or have been a resident in a household that was a victim of at least one household crime.

2 Ints.