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Crime

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many instances of (a) firearms incidents, (b) licensing incidents, (c) suspicious circumstances and (d) truancy, as defined by the National Incident Category List, were recorded by each police force in 2007-08. (258636)

The data requested are shown in the table. The data are normally used for management information only and are not subject to the detailed checks that apply for National Statistics publications. The data are provisional and may be subject to change.

As part of the reviews of the burdens the Home Office places on police forces, the National Incident Category List has been simplified for 2009, with a 33 per cent. reduction in complexity, leading to a significant decrease in the data demand placed on forces.

2007-08

Firearms

Licensing

Suspicious circumstances

Truancy

F01

Avon and Somerset

946

151

33,619

53

F02

Bedfordshire

649

65

19,252

8

F03

Cambridgeshire

115

60

18,324

33

F04

Cheshire

593

390

24,794

178

F05

City of London1

2

2

2

2

F06

Cleveland

273

159

27,775

34

F07

Cumbria

626

358

15,657

90

F08

Derbyshire

724

435

31,791

48

F09

Devon and Cornwall

702

83

26,750

84

F10

Dorset

172

114

19,667

51

F11

Durham

474

28

18,540

15

F12

Dyfed Powys

64

60

10,897

72

F13

Essex

478

505

43,060

5

F14

Gloucestershire

83

150

17,919

38

F15

Greater Manchester

725

745

88,233

54

F16

Gwent

289

246

11,317

51

F17

Hampshire

1,005

69

24,834

26

F18

Hertfordshire

1,906

184

35,829

20

F19

Humberside

577

211

23,933

118

F20

Kent

1,527

242

62,254

53

F21

Lancashire

1,119

551

65,973

514

F22

Leicestershire

338

102

22,930

14

F23

Lincolnshire

1,440

101

15,936

38

F24

Merseyside

183

759

61,963

42

F25

Metropolitan police1

2

2

2

2

F26

Norfolk

416

113

20,154

32

F27

Northamptonshire

203

81

19,067

10

F28

Northumbria

2,273

565

31,117

80

F29

North Wales

236

198

23,115

68

F30

North Yorkshire

412

94

19,410

66

F31

Nottinghamshire

1,024

202

45,418

22

F32

South Wales

1,161

167

19,464

25

F33

South Yorkshire

824

209

40,107

13

F34

Staffordshire

1,581

118

22,129

33

F35

Suffolk

228

58

14,424

2

F36

Surrey

197

215

22,857

45

F37

Sussex

1,031

279

33,949

43

F38

Thames Valley

517

78

53,905

29

F39

Warwickshire

123

46

12,004

6

F40

West Mercia

368

54

38,312

95

F41

West Midlands

420

887

89,164

66

F42

West Yorkshire

313

164

68,074

116

F43

Wiltshire

203

26

10,022

98

1 At the start of 2007-08 the Metropolitan Police Service and City of London Police had implemented NSIR in respect of incidents recorded under antisocial behaviour only. 2 These data are not available.