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Crime: Cambridgeshire

Volume 495: debated on Wednesday 1 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) crimes of burglary, (b) violent crimes and (c) vehicle crimes were reported in (i) North West Cambridgeshire constituency, (ii) Cambridgeshire and (iii) Peterborough in each of the last five years. (281198)

The available information is given in the table. Recorded crime data are not specifically available at constituency level.

A number of changes have been made to recorded crime in response to suggestions in the two reviews of crime statistics. One such change is that the term ‘violent crime’ is no longer used in connection with the recorded crime statistics and we now provide figures for violence against the person.

Selected offences recorded by the police in the Cambridgeshire police force area and Peterborough unitary authority

Number of offences

Area and year

Burglary1

Violence against the person

Vehicle crime2

Cambridgeshire

2003-04

10,257

13,663

12,034

2004-05

8,501

13,358

10,219

2005-06

8,217

10,158

9,255

2006-07

8,821

10,421

9,715

2007-08

7,533

10,296

9,126

Peterborough

2003-04

3,656

5,133

5,180

2004-05

2,973

5,165

4,658

2005-06

2,861

4,156

4,182

2006-07

3,046

4,017

4,372

2007-08

2,420

3,847

3,645

1 Includes burglary in a dwelling and other burglary.

2 Includes theft of or from a vehicle and interfering with a motor vehicle.