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Crime: Burglary

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her most recent estimate is of the levels of domestic burglary in (a) England and Wales, (b) the North East, (c) Tees Valley district and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency, in each of the last five years. (245021)

The available information relates to recorded offences of domestic burglary and is given in the following table. The Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency comes within the Middlesbrough Basic Command Unit. Data for Tees Valley are not available.

Offences of domestic burglary recorded by the police, 2003-04 to 2007-08

Number of offences

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Area

England and Wales1

402,345

321,507

300,517

292,260

280,704

North East Region

19,550

14,934

13,095

12,303

10,881

Middlesbrough

2,080

1,637

1,803

1,374

1,635

1 Includes British Transport police