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Crimes of Violence: Hampshire

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recorded incidents of violent crime there were in (a) Southampton, (b) Test Valley Borough and (c) the ceremonial county of Hampshire in each of the last five years. (231303)

A number of changes have been made to recorded crime in response to the two reviews of crime statistics. One such change is that the term ‘violent crime’ is no longer used in connection with the recorded crime statistics. We now provide figures for violence against the person and these are given in the following table.

The available information is given in the following table and relates to the Southampton and Test Valley crime and disorder reduction partnership (CDRP) areas and the Hampshire police force area.

Table 1. Offences of violence against the person recorded by the police—2003-04 to 2007-08

Number of offences

Offence

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Southampton CDRP

6,685

7,274

7,745

8,515

8,800

Test Valley CDRP

1,541

1,703

1,620

1,722

1,871

Hampshire

35,148

38,173

38,686

40,569

39,028