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Robbery: Greater London

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were convicted of robbery in London in (a) 2000 and (b) 2006, broken down by age group. (196834)

The information requested on robbery convictions in London in 2000 and 2006 is provided in the following table.

Number of defendants found guilty of robbery by age group, Greater London 2000 and 20061,2,3

Age group

2000

2006

10-11

3

8

12-14

146

384

15-17

558

1,141

18-20

276

417

21 and over

473

629

Total

1,456

2,579

1 These data are on the principal offence basis.

2 Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

3 Comprises the Metropolitan and City of London police force areas.