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Public Order Offences

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of (a) abandoned vehicles, (b) animal problems, (c) hoax calls to emergency services, (d) malicious communications, (e) noise, (f) rowdy or nuisance behaviour by neighbours, (g) rowdy or inconsiderate behaviour in public, (h) street drinking, (i) substance misuse, (j) trespass, (k) inappropriate use or sale of fireworks, (l) begging or vagrancy and (m) hate incidents, as defined by the National Incident Category List, were recorded by each police force in 2007-08. (258634)

The data requested are shown in the tables. 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

Abandoned vehicles (not stolen or causing an obstruction)

Animal problems

Hoax calls to emergency services

Malicious communications

Noise

Rowdy/ nuisance—neighbours

Rowdy/ nuisance—rowdy or inconsiderate behaviour1

F01 Avon and Somerset

2,760

3,088

4,607

3,833

2,137

5,408

63,903

F02 Bedfordshire

3,491

565

1,116

1,318

243

3,011

23,117

F03 Cambridgeshire

3,988

39

764

3,336

1,800

4,144

35,360

F04 Cheshire

2,787

1,366

1,079

3,558

338

4,836

34,778

F05 City of London

9

8

4

24

105

32

1,402

F06 Cleveland

2,007

1,451

2,343

4,009

155

3,751

40,588

F07 Cumbria

478

969

881

2,289

693

4,174

30,267

F08 Derbyshire

3,947

1,465

1,459

2,599

1,338

5,800

48,650

F09 Devon and Cornwall

2,753

2,250

3,657

6,391

470

8,685

70,099

F10 Dorset

2,749

415

526

2,273

1,105

3,692

29,821

F11 Durham

84

1,717

3,757

4,032

2,039

3,144

35,829

F12 Dyfed Powys

431

1,363

589

2,288

2,655

3,242

18,376

F13 Essex

4,005

3,474

4,100

3,089

1,454

5,235

61,490

F14 Gloucestershire

1,210

998

3,020

2,416

1,300

2,543

20,859

F15 Greater Manchester

17,970

1,527

8,968

11,128

788

19,788

152,693

F16 Gwent

1,117

1,225

1,779

4,448

1,097

5,418

42,876

F17 Hampshire

4,706

1,000

1,738

7,404

4,039

11,320

88,130

F18 Hertfordshire

6,873

821

5,660

5,383

4,062

3,849

45,746

F19 Humberside

2,560

954

1,137

3,838

239

5,394

31,081

F20 Kent

1,476

884

1,758

6,539

2,012

8,074

46,235

F21 Lancashire

4,622

3,399

5,000

10,010

3,394

9,438

116,639

F22 Leicestershire

1,994

708

3,827

1,509

589

2,748

38,681

F23 Lincolnshire

1,372

578

826

2,884

884

2,019

25,180

F24 Merseyside

3,860

2,387

3,513

4,281

1,896

9,117

71,005

F25 Metropolitan Police

15,294

15,625

965

16,270

10,303

19,449

215,737

F26 Norfolk

3,645

1,505

2,461

4,916

1,433

3,163

38,385

F27 Northamptonshire

3,123

794

1,682

3,054

841

1,922

45,229

F28 Northumbria

6,107

2,433

3,441

9,062

797

13,217

106,925

F29 North Wales

1,619

54

1,969

1,799

1,951

2,945

34,948

F30 North Yorkshire

1,910

1,739

462

4,665

315

3,032

31,800

F31 Nottinghamshire

4,551

1,871

10,412

3,990

1,640

1,498

53,096

F32 South Wales

8,080

2,774

2,413

4,010

503

7,426

66,864

F33 South Yorkshire

4,771

4,450

2,261

5,363

2,397

4,769

82,172

F34 Staffordshire

1,577

400

230

1,407

1,217

4,767

44,148

F35 Suffolk

2,150

963

1,498

3,439

650

2,835

24,292

F36 Surrey

5,324

1,289

9,638

1,496

1,271

4,793

30,251

F37 Sussex

5,415

2,067

12,478

5,417

1,023

5,669

57,243

F38 Thames Valley

3,066

1,255

2,698

1,220

1,850

8,586

54,149

F39 Warwickshire

2,146

153

1,012

2,508

817

2,105

16,669

F40 West Mercia

1,484

1,569

1,687

5,986

1,530

7,287

53,444

F41 West Midlands

3,631

1,524

17,903

6,652

6,189

15,781

97,071

F42 West Yorkshire

7,880

2,631

5,829

7,462

2,078

8,090

96,885

F43 Wiltshire

1,690

252

714

2,277

405

1,893

23,071

Street drinking

Substance misuse

Trespass

Inappropriate use/sale/possession of fireworks

Begging/ vagrancy

Total of hate/ discrimination qualifiers2

F01 Avon and Somerset

561

271

619

1,158

729

3

F02 Bedfordshire

375

52

335

276

259

245

F03 Cambridgeshire

395

14

78

255

290

490

F04 Cheshire

211

23

254

567

250

678

F05 City of London

17

0

4

7

254

66

F06 Cleveland

655

83

107

382

104

415

F07 Cumbria

941

53

881

468

144

338

F08 Derbyshire

807

25

130

491

164

787

F09 Devon and Cornwall

1,196

26

372

553

508

635

F10 Dorset

326

92

465

388

1,351

570

F11 Durham

2,085

74

334

335

33

382

F12 Dyfed Powys

1,049

60

255

159

125

230

F13 Essex

203

141

487

1,196

75

2,535

F14 Gloucestershire

250

92

209

266

153

246

F15 Greater Manchester

5,414

10

364

2,170

1,387

5,574

F16 Gwent

1,469

218

640

558

119

2,817

F17 Hampshire

1,830

229

980

578

931

2,116

F18 Hertfordshire

569

244

134

629

263

993

F19 Humberside

629

20

409

494

293

707

F20 Kent

191

14

297

787

655

1,417

F21 Lancashire

1,971

67

688

1,678

803

2,334

F22 Leicestershire

460

124

189

504

388

713

F23 Lincolnshire

356

104

230

312

201

305

F24 Merseyside

1,884

133

166

1,349

759

5,141

F25 Metropolitan Police

22,895

34,077

4,310

6,889

7,995

4,362

F26 Norfolk

319

80

182

268

238

465

F27 Northamptonshire

385

6

84

446

142

1,186

F28 Northumbria

3,310

712

234

1,238

437

1,383

F29 North Wales

330

0

96

266

84

433

F30 North Yorkshire

1,437

30

185

318

257

221

F31 Nottinghamshire

877

55

188

844

223

1,666

F32 South Wales

1,403

947

485

615

584

633

F33 South Yorkshire

1,468

676

242

1,226

375

3,087

F34 Staffordshire

1,386

246

485

529

94

280

F35 Suffolk

542

170

374

111

174

413

F36 Surrey

463

65

143

402

218

1,797

F37 Sussex

2,242

183

255

429

182

235

F38 Thames Valley

1,728

405

455

301

432

441

F39 Warwickshire

656

27

316

109

51

572

F40 West Mercia

452

89

732

556

304

974

F41 West Midlands

2,189

901

1,027

1,706

1,327

2,820

F42 West Yorkshire

94

317

382

1,115

424

2,171

F43 Wiltshire

194

87

111

214

277

6,788

1 In respect of ‘rowdy or inconsiderate behaviour in public’, the National Incident Category List (NICL) definition does not make direct reference to incidents in public. The data supplied are for all incidents recorded under this category and will include a number that have occurred other than in public.

2 In respect of ‘hate incidents’, NICL specifies that incidents with certain hate motivational characteristics, as set down by Association of Chief Police Officers policy, should be identified. The data supplied are those identified by forces within that policy. In all cases these incidents will have been recorded under a main category type (for example antisocial behaviour) and qualified as “hate”. This will include a number of incidents that have resulted in the recording of a notifiable crime but will not include all notifiable crimes recorded as aggravated by a hate factor.

3 No data.