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Crimes of Violence

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many crimes of violence against a person there were in each constituency in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years; and what each figure represents per thousand of the population. (203437)

Tackling serious violent crime is a priority for the Government. Both the NIO’s public service agreement to “Make Communities Safer” and this year’s Policing Plan contain targets aimed at reducing the level of these kinds of offences.

The Chief Constable has provided the following information:

“The three tables below reflect the number of violent crimes by offence and rates per 1000 population”.

Violent crime by parliamentary constituency, 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 and rates per 1,000 population

2004-05

2004-05 rate per 1,000 population

Offences against the person

Sexual offences

Robbery

Total violent crime

2004 mid-year population estimate

Offences against the person

Sexual offences

Robbery

Total violent crime

Belfast East

1,152

77

96

1,325

77,732

14.8

1.0

1.2

17.0

Belfast North

2,230

232

171

2,633

82,406

27.1

2.8

2.1

32.0

Belfast South

2,481

306

158

2,945

92,834

26.7

3.3

1.7

31.7

Belfast West

2,257

190

107

2,554

85,706

26.3

2.2

1.2

29.8

East Antrim

1,014

38

82

1,134

85,292

11.9

0.4

1.0

13.3

East Londonderry

1,879

43

97

2,019

90,540

20.8

0.5

1.1

22.3

Fermanagh and South Tyrone

1,034

22

73

1,129

93,885

11.0

0.2

0.8

12.0

Foyle

2,222

68

142

2,432

106,889

20.8

0.6

1.3

22.8

Lagan Valley

1,586

79

83

1,748

104,604

15.2

0.8

0.8

16.7

Mid Ulster

1,200

13

52

1,265

89,657

13.4

0.1

0.6

14.1

Newry and Armagh

1,465

56

71

1,592

102,957

14.2

0.5

0.7

15.5

North Antrim

1,724

54

91

1,869

104,710

16.5

0.5

0.9

17.8

North Down

1,174

52

53

1,279

87,431

13.4

0.6

0.6

14.6

South Antrim

1,483

88

86

1,657

101,939

14.5

0.9

0.8

16.3

South Down

1,362

32

67

1,461

109,232

12.5

0.3

0.6

13.4

Strangford

1,123

54

54

1,231

99,588

11.3

0.5

0.5

12.4

Upper Bann

2,243

55

81

2,379

106,173

21.1

0.5

0.8

22.4

West Tyrone

1,591

20

78

1,689

88,747

17.9

0.2

0.9

19.0

Unknown1

119

8

44

171

Total

29,339

1,487

1,686

32,512

1,710,322

17.2

0.9

1.0

19.0

2005-062005-06 rate per 1,000 population

Offences against the person

Sexual offences

Robbery

Total violent crime

2005 mid-year population estimate

Offences against the person

Sexual offences

Robbery

Total violent crime

Belfast East

1,200

90

92

1,382

77,583

15.5

1.2

1.2

17.8

Belfast North

2,525

365

99

2,989

81,736

30.9

4.5

1.2

36.6

Belfast South

2,788

292

150

3,230

92,818

30.0

3.1

1.6

34.8

Belfast West

2,405

267

81

2,753

85,028

28.3

3.1

1.0

32.4

East Antrim

1,178

55

40

1,273

85,878

13.7

0.6

0.5

14.8

East Londonderry

2,066

36

123

2,225

90,712

22.8

0.4

1.4

24.5

Fermanagh and South Tyrone

1,289

26

53

1,368

95,402

13.5

0.3

0.6

14.3

Foyle

2,330

70

164

2,564

107,296

21.7

0.7

1.5

23.9

Lagan Valley

1,624

87

97

1,808

106,450

15.3

0.8

0.9

17.0

Mid Ulster

1,234

26

66

1,326

90,978

13.6

0.3

0.7

14.6

Newry and Armagh

1,497

51

66

1,614

104,482

14.3

0.5

0.6

15.4

North Antrim

1,640

50

109

1,799

105,983

15.5

0.5

1.0

17.0

North Down

1,234

49

88

1,371

88,199

14.0

0.6

1.0

15.5

South Antrim

1,480

93

92

1,665

103,260

14.3

0.9

0.9

16.1

South Down

1,576

30

76

1,682

110,692

14.2

0.3

0.7

15.2

Strangford

1,147

43

76

1,266

100,325

11.4

0.4

0.8

12.6

Upper Bann

2,099

76

97

2,272

108,111

19.4

0.7

0.9

21.0

West Tyrone

1,506

25

78

1,609

89,475

16.8

0.3

0.9

18.0

Unknown1

135

13

64

212

Total

30,953

1,744

1,711

34,408

1,724,408

17.9

1.0

1.0

20.0

2006-072006-07 rate per 1,000 population

Offences against the person

Sexual offences

Robbery

Total violent crime

2006 mid-year population estimate

Offences against the person

Sexual offences

Robbery

Total violent crime

Belfast East

1,189

89

77

1,355

77,583

15.3

1.1

1.0

17.5

Belfast North

2,649

283

123

3,055

81,736

32.4

3.5

1.5

37.4

Belfast South

3,103

308

176

3,587

92,818

33.4

3.3

1.9

38.6

Belfast West

2,380

246

112

2,738

85,028

28.0

2.9

1.3

32.2

East Antrim

1,135

37

78

1,250

85,878

13.2

0.4

0.9

14.6

East Londonderry

2,237

36

125

2,398

90,712

24.7

0.4

1.4

26.4

Fermanagh and South Tyrone

1,271

27

83

1,381

95,402

13.3

0.3

0.9

14.5

Foyle

2,449

79

175

2,703

107,296

22.8

0.7

1.6

25.2

Lagan Valley

1,527

66

82

1,675

106,450

14.3

0.6

0.8

15.7

Mid Ulster

1,231

15

71

1,317

90,978

13.5

0.2

0.8

14.5

Newry and Armagh

1,530

80

73

1,683

104,482

14.6

0.8

0.7

16.1

North Antrim

1,611

52

105

1,768

105,983

15.2

0.5

1.0

16.7

North Down

1,346

37

69

1,452

88,199

15.3

0.4

0.8

16.5

South Antrim

1,541

62

81

1,684

103,260

14.9

0.6

0.8

16.3

South Down

1,535

37

67

1,639

110,692

13.9

0.3

0.6

14.8

Strangford

1,240

29

62

1,331

100,325

12.4

0.3

0.6

13.3

Upper Bann

2,112

61

84

2,257

108,111

19.5

0.6

0.8

20.9

West Tyrone

1,610

25

102

1,737

89,475

18.0

0.3

1.1

19.4

Unknown1

150

5

58

213

Total

31,846

1,574

1,803

35,223

1,724,408

18.5

0.9

1.0

20.4

1 Offences are allocated to parliamentary constituencies via occurrence address postcode information. In some cases the postcode information is of poor quality and therefore cannot be allocated to a parliamentary constituency.

Source:

Central Statistics Unit, PSNI