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Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of burglary from a dwelling were recorded in each month of (a) 2007 and (b) 2008 to date. (243262)

[holding answer 15 December 2008]: Police forces in England and Wales are asked to provide monthly cumulative data for use in the Home Office’s quarterly and annual crime statistics publication. However, the validation processes relate to quarterly data rather than monthly and therefore quarterly data for offences of burglary in a dwelling are given in the following table. Quarterly data for July to September 2008 will be published on 22 January 2009.

Offences of burglary in a dwelling recorded by the police in England and Wales


Number of offences

January to March 2007


April to June 2007


July to September 2007


October to December 2007


January to March 2008


April to June 2008