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Crimes of Violence: Essex

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 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) Essex and (ii) Castle Point in each of the last five years. (283735)

The available information relates to offences recorded by the police and is given in the following table.

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 figures for violence against the person are now provided.

Selected offences recorded by the police in the Essex police force area and Castle Point Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership area

Number

Area and year

Burglary1

Violence against the person

Vehicle crimes2

Essex

2003-04

16,467

26,010

22,888

2004-05

14,771

25,361

20,276

2005-06

14,856

23,880

21,724

2006-07

14,030

22,823

20,019

2007-08

14,141

23,145

16,634

Castle Point

2003-04

663

867

1,182

2004-05

661

792

803

2005-06

601

773

956

2006-07

548

708

1,018

2007-08

608

750

740

1 Includes burglary in a dwelling and other burglary.

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