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Robbery

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many robberies there were in each police force area in each year since 1997. (200390)

The information requested is given in the following tables.

Table 1: Robbery offences recorded by the police by police force area—1997 to 2001-02

Number of offences

Police force area

1997

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

Avon and Somerset

1,562

1,831

2,381

2,765

4,889

Bedfordshire

531

530

615

663

957

British Transport Police

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Cambridgeshire

350

437

548

539

679

Cheshire

319

397

466

486

472

Cleveland

507

908

839

932

1,264

Cumbria

101

119

90

94

143

Derbyshire

396

504

584

773

1,029

Devon and Cornwall

389

462

487

452

474

Dorset

206

205

241

309

334

Durham

142

172

236

231

284

Dyfed-Powys

34

42

28

23

26

Essex

438

523

626

700

920

Gloucestershire

369

273

291

363

498

Greater Manchester

6,296

7,632

8,634

9,918

11,027

Gwent

156

173

216

244

215

Hampshire

554

588

732

794

872

Hertfordshire

289

250

420

508

678

Humberside

757

839

950

999

1,190

Kent

709

712

827

1,000

1,003

Lancashire

845

981

1,058

1,224

1,608

Leicestershire

880

967

1,023

1,067

1,167

Lincolnshire

107

149

178

191

251

London, City of

34

29

49

53

46

Merseyside

2,141

2,484

2,663

2,405

3,155

Metropolitan Police

27,386

26,330

36,317

40,992

53,547

Norfolk

189

220

297

330

401

Northamptonshire

415

443

481

604

877

Northumbria

1,260

1,347

1,389

1,381

1,390

North Wales

112

127

146

163

194

North Yorkshire

198

170

212

186

291

Nottinghamshire

1,145

1,312

1,768

2,050

2,725

South Wales

509

511

519

460

595

South Yorkshire

946

979

1,122

1,438

1,952

Staffordshire

498

509

697

796

963

Suffolk

141

140

223

177

289

Surrey

192

171

224

456

519

Sussex

681

939

1,020

1,241

1,250

Thames Valley

1,256

1,327

1,659

2,147

2,894

Warwickshire

146

170

224

252

370

West Mercia

287

351

359

423

646

West Midlands

6,737

7,315

10,092

11,351

13,322

West Yorkshire

2,698

3,072

3,088

3,781

5,674

Wiltshire

164

195

258

193

279

England and Wales

63,072

66,835

84,277

95,154

121,359

n/a = not available

Note:

Figures in this table are prior to the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002 They are directly therefore not comparable with those for later years.

Table 2: Robbery offences recorded by the police by police force area—2002-03 to 2006-07

Number of offences

Police force area

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Avon and Somerset

3,504

2,908

2,237

2,036

1,987

Bedfordshire

997

993

1,028

1,317

1,248

British Transport Police

2,242

2,542

2,037

2,166

1,953

Cambridgeshire

906

786

634

562

733

Cheshire

631

647

533

654

688

Cleveland

1,434

1,355

898

715

576

Cumbria

130

124

109

87

68

Derbyshire

1,048

1,019

802

772

870

Devon and Cornwall

710

562

541

566

649

Dorset

437

445

342

255

190

Durham

287

267

178

281

233

Dyfed-Powys

40

54

41

40

47

Essex

1,328

1,476

1,426

1,424

1,531

Gloucestershire

521

541

384

476

394

Greater Manchester

10,745

9,246

7,544

7,719

8,213

Gwent

329

274

351

316

282

Hampshire

966

1,040

948

1,078

1,212

Hertfordshire

862

972

875

933

985

Humberside

1,807

1,896

1,262

1,185

1,200

Kent

1,242

1,172

1,195

1,351

1,403

Lancashire

1,409

1,285

1,092

1,021

1,014

Leicestershire

1,453

1,476

1,329

1,244

1,214

Lincolnshire

307

304

243

229

230

London, City of

45

50

42

39

41

Merseyside

2,994

2,347

2,173

2,502

2,290

Metropolitan Police

42,493

40,639

39,033

45,311

45,771

Norfolk

579

459

324

301

359

Northamptonshire

1,015

1,220

875

1,069

1,037

Northumbria

1,442

1,223

1,176

1,070

1,055

North Wales

224

201

149

150

134

North Yorkshire

356

395

328

240

278

Nottinghamshire

2,799

2,556

2,011

2,112

2,434

South Wales

784

751

543

631

891

South Yorkshire

2,112

1,400

1,131

1,258

1,594

Staffordshire

900

909

111

766

758

Suffolk

249

290

260

271

271

Surrey

605

619

462

446

446

Sussex

1,319

1,425

1,228

1,098

1,007

Thames Valley

2,406

2,286

1,968

1,926

2,320

Warwickshire

354

456

353

429

486

West Mercia

728

689

531

453

581

West Midlands

10,249

10,371

9,165

8,867

9,186

West Yorkshire

4,947

3,738

2,196

2,531

3,148

Wiltshire

336

328

256

301

363

England and Wales

110,271

103,736

91,010

98,198

101,370

Notes:

1. Figures in this table are after the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002. They are therefore not directly comparable with those for earlier years.

2. Includes British Transport Police from 2002-03.