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Crime: Statistics

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2009, Official Report, columns 1483-86W, on crime: statistics, whether the National Policing Improvement Agency categorises data it collects on incidents of anti-social behaviour by type. (254338)

The National Incident Category List (NICL) sets out an agreed framework for the recording of incidents that do not amount to notifiable crime. NICL sits within the National Standard for Incident Recording. NICL provides national definitions for a range of incident types, including those amounting to antisocial behaviour.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2009, Official Report, columns 1483W, on crime: statistics, for what reason the data on anti-social behaviour are only available for 2007-08. (254339)

Returns of antisocial behaviour incident data were first included in the Police Annual Data Requirement with effect from 1 April 2007 which was the date on which the National Standard for Incident Recording (incorporating the National Incident Category List) came into full effect nationally.