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Crime: Tamworth

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes there have been in crime rates in Tamworth in (a) the last year and (b) the last five years, broken down by category of offence. (187757)

The available information relates to percentage changes in crimes recorded in the Tamworth Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership area and is given in the following table. Data for 2001-02 are not directly comparable with those for later years. Therefore the percentage change between 2002-03 and 2006-07 has been provided.

Percentage change in offences recorded by the police in Tamworth

Offence group

Percentage change between 2002-03 and 2006-07

Percentage change between 2005-06 and 2006-07

Violence against the person

16

4

Sexual offences

7

-11

Robbery

-22

-15

Burglary

-28

0

Offences against vehicle

-26

-10

Other theft offences

-7

-15

Fraud and forgery

-42

-11

Criminal damage

4

-3

Drug offences

191

25

Other miscellaneous offence

35

-2

Total

-4

-4