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Arrests: Convictions

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests there have been for a recordable offence in the last 10 years; and how many such arrests resulted in convictions. (243764)

[holding answer 15 December 2008]: The arrests collection held by the Home Office covers arrests for recorded crime (notifiable offences) only.

The data requested are given in the following table covering the period from 1999-2000 (previous years data are unreliable) to 2006-07 (latest available). There is no link from these centrally reported data to any subsequent outcome.

Data for 2007-08 are due to be published in early 2008-09.

Persons arrested for recorded crime (notifiable offences), 1999-2000 to 2006-07—England and Wales

Number of arrests

1999-2000

1,277,900

2000-01

1,264,200

2001-02

1,271,900

2002-03

1,313,100

2003-04

1,330,400

2004-05

1,353,400

2005-06

1,429,800

2006-07

1,482,200

Note:

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.