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Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answers of 9 March 2009, Official Report, column 79W, on police: crime, and 30 March 2009, Official Report, columns 943-44W, on crime, for what reasons her Department is able to provide information on only some categories of incidents recorded in 2007-08. (269241)

Data in respect of certain incidents (including, for example, assistance to other agencies, bail or curfew checks etc.) are recorded under the heading of ‘administration’, as defined within the National Incident Category List (NICL). The data for categories within ‘administration’ are considered as information for local management purposes only and provide only a partial picture of these types of records. The collection of such data ceased during 2007-08. Data for incidents as defined within the other themes of NICL (including, for example, firearms incidents) continue to be collected.