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Theft: Greater London

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of theft or burglary have been reported in (a) London and (b) Bexley in each year since 1997. (243058)

The available information relates to offences of theft and burglary recorded by the police. Figures for the London region and the Bexley Basic Command Unit are given in the following tables. Data for theft and burglary at Basic Command Unit level are only available from 2001-02.

Table 1: Offences of theft and burglary recorded by police—1997

Number of offences

Theft

Burglary

London region

371,141

141,458

Bexley

1

1

1 Not available.

Table 2: Offences of theft and burglary recorded by police—1998-99 to 2001-02

Number of offences

Theft

Burglary

1998-99

London region

387,928

124,381

Bexley

1

1

1999-2000

London region

430,875

129,565

Bexley

1

1

2000-01

London region

420,400

112,920

Bexley

7,832

2,583

2001-02

London region

449,982

116,493

Bexley

6,964

2,394

1 Not available. Notes: 1. The coverage was extended and counting rules revised from 1998-99. Figures from that date are not directly comparable with those for 1997. 2. The data in this table are prior to the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard. These figures are not directly comparable with those for later years.

Table 3: Offences of theft and burglary recorded by police—2002-03 to 2007-08

Number of offences

Theft

Burglary

2002-03

London region

469,877

113,871

Bexley

6,743

2,341

2003-04

London region

454,289

105,815

Bexley

6,630

2,226

2004-05

London region

416,993

101,975

Bexley

5,590

1,986

2005-06

London region

404,975

103,876

Bexley

6,136

2,366

2006-07

London region

370,303

97,130

Bexley

4,917

2,076

2007-08

London region

336,613

94,265

Bexley

5,598

2,180

Note: The data in this table take account of the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002. These figures are not directly comparable with those for earlier years.