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Theft

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of (a) theft and (b) retail theft have been reported in (i) England and (ii) North Yorkshire in each year since 2000. (253145)

The number of police recorded crimes for the main offence groups of ‘offences against vehicles’ and ‘other theft offences (excluding shoplifting)’, and separate figures for shoplifting, are given in the following tables.

Table 1: Number of offences recorded by the police, 1999-2000 to 2001-02

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

England

Offences against vehicles

1,046,121

985,250

1,018,942

Other theft offences (excluding shoplifting)

800,529

791,889

866,451

Shoplifting

278,243

279,198

291,689

North Yorkshire PFA

Offences against vehicles

9,807

8,725

9,216

Other theft offences (excluding shoplifting)

10,466

10,117

11,657

Shoplifting

4,053

3,949

4,303

Note:

The data in this table is prior to the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard (NCRS). These figures are not directly comparable with those for later years.

Table 2: Number of offences recorded by the police, 2002-03 to 2007-08

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

England

Offences against vehicles

1,012,945

925,999

770,157

745,016

718,990

617,815

Other theft offences (excluding shoplifting)

949,485

947,646

894,673

864,305

822,600

770,177

Shoplifting

294,062

286,440

265,789

279,908

278,241

274,168

North Yorkshire PFA

Offences against vehicles

10,697

10,614

7,463

7,938

7,057

5,597

Other theft offences (excluding shoplifting)

13,059

13,826

11,114

10,343

9,613

9,022

Shoplifting

4,604

4,966

3,607

3,725

3,629

3,692

Note:

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