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British Crime Survey

Volume 472: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to extend the British Crime Survey to children under 16 years. (185286)

Extending the British Crime Survey to cover crimes experienced by children under 16 years was a recommendation of the independent review of crime statistics led by Professor Adrian Smith. In response to the Smith review the Home Office commissioned methodological work to consider the feasibility of including children within the BCS and an announcement will be made in due course.