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Crime

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of (a) alcohol-related crime and (b) drug-related crime were recorded in (i) England, (ii) London, (iii) Richmond-upon-Thames and (iv) Twickenham constituency in each of the last five years. (294917)

The data requested on incidents are not collected centrally. However, the British Crime Survey provides figures for violent incidents where the victim believes the offender was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This information is provided in the following table:

Table 3.16: Violent incidents where the victim believed the offender(s) to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, 1995 to 2008-09, BCS

Percentages and numbers

Statistically significant change

1995

1997

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

1995 to 2008-09

2007-08 to 2008-09

Proportion of all violent incidents1

Offender(s) perceived to be under the influence of:2

Alcohol

41

43

48

45

51

49

45

46

46

47

*

Drugs

16

18

21

20

20

18

23

17

19

17

Unweighted base

1,078

915

1,285

1,397

1,398

1,455

1,512

1,658

1,477

1,449

Number of violent incidents (Thousand)

Offender(s) perceived to be under the influence of:2

Alcohol

1,656

1,457

1,244

1,177

1,299

1,105

1,023

1,087

971

973

*

Drugs

655

603

549

544

474

390

531

398

390

334

*

Unweighted base

16,348

14,947

32,824

36,479

37,931

45,120

47,729

47,138

46,903

46,220

1 ‘All violence’ includes wounding, assault with minor injury, assault without injury and robbery. See Section 5 of Volume 2 for more information. 2 Questions asked only if the victim was able to say something about the offender(s), and if there was more than one offender, victims were asked if any of the offenders were perceived to be under the influence. Questions were not asked if any offenders were perceived to be under school age. Note: For an explanation of year-labels see ‘Conventions Used in Figures and Tables’ at the start of this volume. Source: Table 3.16 at the following link: http:/www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs09/hosb1109chap3.xls