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Crime: Business

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of (a) shoplifting, (b) robbery of business property and (c) theft by an employee were recorded by police in the quarter (i) July to September 2006, (ii) July to September 2007 and (iii) July to September 2008. (257044)

The information requested is given in the following table.

Selected offences recorded by the police in England and Wales

Offence

July to September 2006

July to September 2007

July to September 2008

Shoplifting

70,085

71,099

79,410

Robbery of business property

2,009

1,886

1,999

Theft by an employee

4,139

3,853

4,072