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Crime: Statistics

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what offences are included in the other miscellaneous offences category in Table 2 in the Home Office Statistical Bulletin 01/09, Crime in England and Wales: Quarterly Update to September 2008. (257045)

The offences included within ‘other miscellaneous offences’ are as follows:

Absconding from lawful custody;

Adulteration of food;

Aiding suicide;

Bail offences;

Betting, gaming and lotteries;

Bigamy;

Blackmail;

Concealment of birth;

Customs and Revenue offences;

Dangerous driving;

Disclosure, Obstruction, False or Misleading Statements etc.;

Firearms Acts offences;

Going equipped for stealing, etc.;

Health and Safety offences;

Immigration Act offences;

Kidnapping;

Knives Act 1997 offences, relating to the unlawful marketing of knives;

Libel;

Obscene publications etc.;

Other notifiable offences;

Other offences against the State or public order;

Perjury;

Perverting the course of justice;

Planning laws;

Possession of firearms offences, relating to gun certification offences;

Protection from eviction;

Public health offences;

Riot;

Trade descriptions etc.;

Treason;

Treason felony;

Violent disorder.

Data relating to these individual offence codes are published in the annual bulletins on crime.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which offences fall within the recorded crime category of less serious wounding. (257047)

The classification "less serious wounding" ceased to exist on 1 April 2008. All offences that were previously listed under this classification have since moved to other classifications.

For example, offences of “inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent” (new code 8F, covered by section 20 of the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act) are now a contributory part of a new most serious violence against the person category.

The offences that were included in Home Office classification 8A "less serious wounding", before abolition on 1 April 2008, are as following:

Wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harm, with or without weapon.

Offences against the Person Act 1861 Sec 20.

Administering poison with intent to injure or annoy.

Offences against the Person Act 1861 Sec 24.

Drivers injuring persons by furious driving.

Offences against the Person Act 1861 Sec 35.

Assault on person preserving wreck.

Offences against the Person Act 1861 Sec 37.

Assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Offences against the Person Act 1861 Sec 47.

Assault with intent to resist apprehension.

Offences against the Person Act 1861 Sec 38.

Owner or person in charge allowing dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place injuring any person.

Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 Sec 3(1).

Owner or person in charge allowing dog to enter a non-public place and injure any person.

Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 Sec 3(3).

Excise, infibulate, aid, abet, counsel.

Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 Sec 1(1), 2, 3 & 5.

It is not possible to separately identify the number of offences recorded under each piece of legislation.