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Crimes of Violence: Halifax

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many violent crimes were committed in central Halifax in the last period for which figures are available. (220049)

In response to the two reviews of crime statistics in 2007, the term ‘violent crime’ is no longer used in connection with recorded crime statistics and figures for violence against the person are now provided.

Recorded crime statistics are collected at crime and disorder reduction partnership (CDRP) level. Central Halifax comes within the Calderdale CDRP.

In 2007-08, there were 3,718 violence against the person offences recorded in the Calderdale CDRP. This represents a 5 per cent. fall compared with the previous year.