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Crime: Cars

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many car-related crimes there were in (a) Cambridgeshire police authority area and (b) each division within the authority in each of the last three years, broken down by category. (187208)

The requested information is given in the table.

Recorded crime statistics have been provided for Cambridgeshire police force area and for the three Basic Command Units (BCUs) within. BCUs equate to police divisions.

Offences against vehicles broken down by Basic Command Unit in Cambridgeshire police force area

Basic Command Unit

Offence Description and Code

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Cambridgeshire Central

Vehicle interference and tampering (126)

284

217

195

Cambs Central (after April 2006)

Aggravated vehicle taking (37.2)

54

33

26

Theft from vehicle (45)

1,517

1,452

1,444

Theft or unauthorised taking of motor vehicle (48)

657

584

575

Total offences against vehicles

2,512

2,286

2,240

Cambridgeshire Northern

Vehicle interference and tampering (126)

531

442

519

Cambs Northern (after April 2006)

Aggravated vehicle taking (37.2)

67

46

58

Theft from vehicle (45)

3,013

2,718

2,905

Theft or unauthorised taking of motor vehicle (48)

1,185

949

890

Total offences against vehicles

4,796

4,155

4,372

Cambridgeshire Southern

Vehicle interference and tampering (126)

235

251

225

Cambs Southern (after April 2006)

Aggravated vehicle taking (37.2)

69

43

36

Theft from vehicle (45)

1,919

1,910

2,080

Theft or unauthorised taking of motor vehicle (48)

688

610

762

Total offences against vehicles

2,911

2,814

3,103

Cambridgeshire Police Force Area total

Vehicle interference and tampering (126)

1,050

910

939

Aggravated vehicle taking (37.2)

190

122

120

Theft from vehicle (45)

6,449

6,080

6,429

Theft or unauthorised taking of motor vehicle (48)

2,530

2,143

2,227

Total offences against vehicles

10,219

9,255

9,715