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Crimes of Violence

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many violent crimes were recorded by the British Crime Survey in each of the last 10 years where the offender was (a) under school age, (b) of school age, (c) between 16 and 24, (d) between 25 and 40 and (e) over 40 years old, broken down by offences committed (i) in the home, (ii) at work, (iii) in the street, (iv) in a public house or club, (v) on public transport and (vi) at another location. (255110)

Analyses of the circumstances of violent crime as described by victims interviewed by the British Crime Survey (BCS) are published annually by the Home Office. The most recent analysis for the 2006-07 BCS was published as part of Supplementary Volume 3 to Crime in England and Wales 2006-07, a copy of which can be found in the House of Commons Library.

Tables from 1996 onwards are also available on-line as follows:

1996 to 2002-03: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs04/violent_crime_0203.xls

2003-04: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs05/violent_crime_0304.xls

2004-05: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs05/violent_crime_0405.xls

2005-06: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs07/violent_crime_0506.xls

2006-07: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs08/violent_crime_0607.xls

These include separate breakdowns of the age of offenders and the location of incidents. However, providing estimates for the combined breakdowns requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many violent crimes were recorded in each of the last 10 years where the victim was (a) under school age, (b) of school age, (c) between 16 and 24, (d) between 25 and 40 and (e) over 40 years old. (255111)

The requested information is not collected centrally. Police recorded crime statistics deal with aggregated data and do not give details of the victim unless defined by statute, e.g. rape of a female child under 16.

A list of all the offence classifications within the police recorded crime series are available in Table 2.04 of the Home Office Statistical Bulletin “Crime in England and Wales 2007/08”, a copy of which is placed in the House of Commons Library.