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Thames Valley Police

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the crime clear-up rates for (a) violence against the person, (b) robbery, (c) burglary in a dwelling, (d) theft of a motor vehicle and (e) theft from a vehicle were in the Thames Valley police area in each of the last 10 years, broken down by basic command unit. (244372)

The available information is given in the following table. Data at Basic Command Unit level (BCU) are only available from 1999-2000 and the BCUs within the Thames Valley police force area were re-structured in 2005-06. In addition, detection rates data are subject to wide variation where small numbers are involved.

Non-sanction detections that contribute to detection rates have fallen in recent years reflecting a significant shift by many forces away from recording detections of crime where no further action is taken. For this reason overall detection rates over time are not fully comparable.

From 1 April 2007 the rules governing recording of non-sanction detections were revised to reduce the scope within which they can be claimed to a very limited set of circumstances.

Clear up rates for selected offences recorded in the Basic Command Units in Thames Valley

Percentage cleared up

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-031

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Violence against the person

Aylesbury Vale

83

73

72

59

57

52

n/a

n/a

n/a

Berkshire East

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

53

45

41

Berkshire West

54

45

44

Buckinghamshire

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

59

49

46

Chiltern Vale

68

63

67

58

56

52

n/a

n/a

n/a

Milton Keynes

73

77

72

68

48

57

64

50

45

Northern Oxfordshire

74

79

79

79

70

64

n/a

n/a

n/a

Oxford

62

74

73

61

52

54

n/a

n/a

n/a

Oxfordshire

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

62

55

47

Reading and Wokingham

52

60

61

50

39

43

n/a

n/a

n/a

Slough and District

70

63

66

58

37

46

n/a

n/a

n/a

Southern Oxfordshire

60

74

76

67

58

56

n/a

n/a

n/a

Thames Forest

70

70

66

57

55

51

n/a

n/a

n/a

West Berkshire

90

90

83

64

61

59

n/a

n/a

n/a

Robbery

Aylesbury Vale

36

44

22

31

37

23

n/a

n/a

n/a

Berkshire East

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

17

19

16

Berkshire West

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

29

19

18

Buckinghamshire

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

21

16

16

Chiltern Vale

27

20

31

34

30

31

n/a

n/a

n/a

Milton Keynes

25

23

26

34

25

33

21

17

23

Northern Oxfordshire

29

48

49

52

26

27

n/a

n/a

n/a

Oxford

25

30

30

33

28

26

n/a

n/a

n/a

Oxfordshire

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

28

28

27

Reading and Wokingham

16

22

22

26

25

23

n/a

n/a

n/a

Slough and District

24

16

19

19

16

13

n/a

n/a

n/a

Southern Oxfordshire

23

45

32

44

43

39

n/a

n/a

n/a

Thames Forest

25

22

31

29

27

30

n/a

n/a

n/a

West Berkshire

26

38

43

37

30

21

n/a

n/a

n/a

Burglary in a dwelling

Aylesbury Vale

21

17

16

21

12

10

n/a

n/a

n/a

Berkshire East

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

16

19

9

Berkshire West

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

13

13

13

Buckinghamshire

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

17

13

7

Chiltern Vale

14

8

14

13

16

11

n/a

n/a

n/a

Milton Keynes

16

19

20

18

12

24

13

20

8

Northern Oxfordshire

22

21

19

21

14

14

n/a

n/a

n/a

Oxford

19

26

32

28

18

36

n/a

n/a

n/a

Oxfordshire

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

24

17

18

Reading and Wokingham

14

11

16

16

13

17

n/a

n/a

n/a

Slough and District

11

22

19

17

12

10

n/a

n/a

n/a

Southern Oxfordshire

17

16

40

21

22

16

n/a

n/a

n/a

Thames Forest

12

14

17

19

14

12

n/a

n/a

n/a

West Berkshire

20

24

18

22

18

23

n/a

n/a

n/a

Theft of a motor vehicle

Aylesbury Vale

17

22

25

19

14

20

n/a

n/a

n/a

Berkshire East

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

16

11

12

Berkshire West

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

12

11

16

Buckinghamshire

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

12

16

12

Chiltern Vale

8

14

13

16

16

13

n/a

n/a

n/a

Milton Keynes

12

25

27

21

14

15

16

12

23

Northern Oxfordshire

18

23

26

30

21

24

n/a

n/a

n/a

Oxford

10

20

22

48

22

24

n/a

n/a

n/a

Oxfordshire

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

31

20

20

Reading and Wokingham

8

11

14

13

16

14

n/a

n/a

n/a

Slough and District

8

8

15

16

11

14

n/a

n/a

n/a

Southern Oxfordshire

15

17

23

23

13

24

n/a

n/a

n/a

Thames Forest

16

15

15

23

15

13

n/a

n/a

n/a

West Berkshire

18

20

16

18

22

20

n/a

n/a

n/a

Theft from a vehicle

Aylesbury Vale

12

14

4

4

5

27

n/a

n/a

n/a

Berkshire East

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

8

6

5

Berkshire West

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

4

3

6

Buckinghamshire

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

12

7

6

Chiltern Vale

3

4

4

3

12

5

n/a

n/a

n/a

Milton Keynes

9

6

17

11

6

10

4

7

8

Northern Oxfordshire

7

10

7

6

11

10

n/a

n/a

n/a

Oxford

5

16

35

16

17

13

n/a

n/a

n/a

Oxfordshire

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

11

9

10

Reading and Wokingham

2

3

4

5

4

6

n/a

n/a

n/a

Slough and District

2

3

4

11

3

9

n/a

n/a

n/a

Southern Oxfordshire

7

6

8

6

8

6

n/a

n/a

n/a

Thames Forest

3

7

13

18

18

18

n/a

n/a

n/a

West Berkshire

5

7

7

4

4

12

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a = not available

1 The National Crime Recording Standard was introduced in 2002-03. Figures before and after that date are not directly comparable.