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Crime: Victims

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many and what percentage of victims of (a) violent incidents, (b) burglaries and (c) vehicle-related thefts were (i) unemployed, (ii) employed, (iii) students (iv) looking after a family home, (v) long-term or temporarily sick, (vi) retired and (vii) other unclassified in each police force area in each year since 1997; (199570)

(2) in how many and what percentage of violent incidents the victim was classified in ACORN categories (a) wealthy achievers, (b) urban prosperity, (c) comfortably off, (d) moderate means and (e) hard pressed in each police force area in each year since 1997;

(3) in how many and what percentage of (a) incidents of violence against the person, (b) burglaries, (c) vehicle related thefts, (d) incidents of vandalism and (e) thefts from the person the victim had a yearly income of (i) less than £10,000, (ii) between £10,000 and £20,000, (iii) between £20,000 and £30,000, (iv) between £30,000 and £40,000, (v) between £40,000 and £50,000 and (f) £50,000 and above in each police force area, in each year since 1997;

(4) in how many and what percentage of (a) violent incidents, (b) burglaries, (c) vehicle related thefts, (d) vandalism and (e) thefts from the person the victim was (i) an owner occupier, (ii) a social renter and (iii) a private renter in each police force area, in each year since 1997;

(5) how many and what percentage of (a) victims of burglary and (b) others owned (i) a burglar alarm, (ii) a deadlock, (iii) an outdoor sensor, (iv) an indoor sensor, (v) window locks, (vi) window bars and (vii) a security chain on the door in each police force area in England and Wales, in each year since 1997;

(6) in how many and what percentage of (a) violent incidents, (b) burglaries, (c) vehicle related thefts, (d) cases of vandalism and (e) cases of theft from the person the victim lived in (i) a semi-detached house, (ii) a detached house, (iii) a terraced house, (iv) a flat/maisonette and (v) other accommodation in each police force area, in each year since 1997.

The information requested is not available at police force area level.

The British Crime Survey is designed to examine variations in levels of victimisation by sub-groups of the population across England and Wales as a whole. Expanding the survey to provide similar estimates at police force area level could be achieved only at disproportionate cost.