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Police: Essex

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the crime detection rate for Essex police force was in each year since 1996-97. (305832)

The information requested is given in the table.

It should be noted that non-sanction detections which contribute to the overall detection rates have fallen in recent years reflecting a significant shift by many police forces away from recording detections where no further action is taken. For this reason overall detection rates over time are not fully comparable.

The detection rate is a ratio of crime detected in a period to crimes recorded in a period. It is not based on tracking whether individual crimes recorded in a period have eventually been detected.

Overall detection rate for offences recorded by the police in Essex

Period

Detection rate (percentage)

1996

29

1997

27

1997-98

28

1998-991

29

1999-20002

30

2000-013

26

2001-02

26

2002-034

27

2003-04

28

2004-05

27

2005-06

31

2006-07

33

2007-08

32

2008-09

35

1 The percentage of crimes detected in that financial year using the expanded coverage and revised counting rules which came into effect on 1 April 1998.

2 New instructions which clarified the rules for detecting crime were introduced on 1 April 1999.

3 Essex police force was affected by boundary changes in April 2000.

4 The National Crime Recording Standard was introduced in 2002-03. Figures before and after that date are not directly comparable.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions representatives of his Department have had with representatives of Essex Police Authority since May 2008; what issues were discussed; and if he will make a statement. (305833)

Although the Home Office engages actively with all forces and authorities, especially in the development of the recent Policing White Paper, no central record is kept of discussions that have taken place between the Home Office and individual police authorities.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when representatives of his Department last visited Essex Police Authority area; what issues were discussed; and if he will make a statement. (305834)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will request the Chief Constable of Essex Police to compile a report on the (a) number and (b) location of reported anti-Semitic incidents in Essex since December 2008; and if he will make a statement. (306094)

This information is not held centrally, and we do not require police forces or authorities to hold statistics on these specific incidents. The statistics may be available directly from Essex police.