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Crime: Motor Vehicles

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 vehicle-related crime 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. (245022)

The available information relates to recorded offences against vehicles 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 against vehicles1 recorded by the police, 2003-04 to 2007-08

Number of offences

Area

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

England and Wales

985,006

820,096

792,821

765,015

656,549

North East Region

43,265

36,693

35,294

30,973

25,564

Middlesbrough

5,065

5,845

4,790

3,971

2,786

1 Includes offences of theft of and from a vehicle, aggravated vehicle-taking and interfering with a motor vehicle.

2 Includes British Transport Police.