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Burglary

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many burglaries were recorded by police in (a) England and (b) North East Cambridgeshire in each of the last 10 years. (303641)

Information on the number of burglaries recorded by the police in England is given in the following tables. Data for North East Cambridgeshire are not collected centrally.

Table 1: Offences of burglary recorded by the police in England—2000-01 and 2001-02

Number of offences

1999-2000

869,704

2000-01

803,144

2001-02

846,301

Table 2: Offences of burglary recorded by the police in England—2002-03 to 2008-091

Number of offences

2002-03

851,988

2003-04

783,970

2004-05

649,973

2005-06

617,726

2006-07

594,297

2007-08

556,259

2008-09

555,137

1 The National Crime Recording Standard was introduced in 2002/03 and data before and after that date are not directly comparable.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reports of burglary were received by the police in (a) Ashford constituency and (b) Kent in each year since 2005. (304924)

Information on reports of burglary received by the police is not available centrally. The available information relates to offences of burglary recorded by the police in the Ashford local authority area and the Kent police force area and is given in the following table.

Offences of burglary recorded by the police in the Ashford local authority area and the Kent police force area

Number of offences

Ashford

Kent

2005-06

987

16,518

2006-07

971

16,708

2007-08

970

14,591

2008-09

877

12,822