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Theft

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of (a) theft and (b) burglary have been reported in (i) the UK, (ii) the North East, (iii) Tees Valley district and (iv) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each year since 1997. (242655)

The available information relates to offences of theft and burglary recorded by the police. Figures for England and Wales and the North East region are given in the following tables. The Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency comes within the Middlesbrough basic command unit for which these data are only available from 2000-01. Data for Tees Valley are not available.

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

Number of offences

1997

Area

Theft

Burglary

England and Wales

2,164,952

1,015,075

North East Region

112,327

63,225

Middlesbrough

n/a

n/a

n/a = Not available.

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

Number of offences

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

Area

Theft

Burglary

Theft

Burglary

Theft

Burglary

Theft

Burglary

England and Wales

2,191,439

953,184

2,223,620

906,468

2,145,372

836,027

2,266,964

878,509

North East Region

114,392

58,286

92,697

51,163

101,175

47,619

103,315

48,626

Middlesbrough

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

12,378

6,340

13,068

7,163

n/a = 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 is 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 the police, 2002-03 to 2007-08

Number of offences

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

Area

Theft

Burglary

Theft

Burglary

Theft

Burglary

England and Wales1

2,411,583

890,099

2,312,890

820,013

2,067,728

680,358

North East Region

106,434

45,216

98,763

40,561

87,149

33,032

Middlesbrough

12,148

5,405

9,846

4,299

10,605

3,326

Number of offences

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Area

Theft

Burglary

Theft

Burglary

Theft

Burglary

England and Wales1

2,019,013

645,068

1,945,817

622,012

1,777,653

583,699

North East Region

84,690

29,971

80,258

28,724

75,153

24,935

Middlesbrough

9,679

3,329

8,863

2,619

8,160

2,926

1 Includes British Transport police from 2002-03 onwards.

Note:

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