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Crimes of Violence: Older People

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 14 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people of each sex aged 65 and above have been convicted of each offence involving violence against the person in each police force area in each year since 1997. (310728)

The number of defendants aged 65 and over who were found guilty at all courts for violence against the person, by police force area 1997 to 2007 (latest available) is shown in the following table .

Data for 2008 are planned for publication on 28 January 2010.

Number of persons aged 65 and over found guilty at all courts for violence against the person1, England and Wales 1997 to 20072, 3

1997

1998

1999

Police force area

Males

Females

Total

Males

Females

Total

Males

Females

Total

Avon and Somerset

2

1

3

1

1

Bedfordshire

2

2

1

1

Cambridgeshire

3

3

1

1

1

1

Cheshire

1

1

1

1

2

2

City of London

1

1

Cleveland

1

1

Cumbria

4

4

3

3

1

1

Derbyshire

1

1

2

2

Devon and Cornwall

1

1

1

1

2

2

Dorset

1

1

1

1

Durham

1

1

Essex

2

2

2

2

2

2

Gloucestershire

3

3

2

2

1

1

Greater Manchester

6

6

6

2

8

9

9

Hampshire

2

1

3

3

3

2

2

Hertfordshire

6

6

Humberside

2

2

4

4

1

1

Kent

1

1

4

4

Lancashire

1

1

6

6

2

2

Leicestershire

2

2

3

3

Lincolnshire

3

3

2

2

1

1

Merseyside

2

1

3

2

2

5

5

Metropolitan Police

17

17

13

2

15

28

1

29

Norfolk

2

2

2

2

North Yorkshire

1

1

1

1

2

Northamptonshire

2

2

Northumbria

4

4

3

3

2

2

Nottinghamshire

2

1

3

4

1

5

1

1

2

South Yorkshire

4

4

1

1

3

3

Staffordshire

1

1

2

2

4

4

Suffolk

1

1

1

1

2

2

2

Surrey

1

1

1

1

Sussex

2

1

3

2

1

3

6

6

Thames Valley

3

3

4

4

Warwickshire

1

1

West Mercia

5

5

4

4

1

1

2

West Midlands

9

9

6

6

5

5

West Yorkshire

3

3

2

2

2

2

Wiltshire

1

1

Dyfed-Powys

1

1

2

2

1

1

Gwent

1

1

1

1

1

1

North Wales

1

1

3

3

South Wales

5

5

3

3

3

1

4

England and Wales

95

6

101

91

9

100

114

5

119

200020012002

Police force area

Males

Females

Total

Males

Females

Total

Males

Females

Total

Avon and Somerset

5

5

2

2

Bedfordshire

1

1

1

1

3

3

Cambridgeshire

2

2

Cheshire

2

1

3

1

1

1

1

2

City of London

1

1

Cleveland

1

1

3

3

Cumbria

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

Derbyshire

3

3

Devon and Cornwall

4

1

5

2

2

5

1

6

Dorset

1

1

1

1

2

2

2

Durham

1

1

2

2

Essex

2

1

3

2

2

2

2

Gloucestershire

1

1

1

1

1

1

Greater Manchester

6

1

7

5

1

6

7

7

Hampshire

4

1

5

3

3

5

1

6

Hertfordshire

1

1

2

2

3

3

Humberside

3

3

1

1

Kent

2

2

2

2

2

2

Lancashire

7

7

6

6

3

3

Leicestershire

1

1

1

1

2

2

2

Lincolnshire

2

2

1

1

2

2

Merseyside

1

1

3

3

6

6

Metropolitan Police

27

3

30

21

21

26

3

29

Norfolk

1

1

1

1

1

1

North Yorkshire

4

1

5

1

1

Northamptonshire

1

1

1

1

1

1

Northumbria

6

1

7

2

2

4

2

2

Nottinghamshire

2

1

3

2

2

1

1

2

South Yorkshire

3

3

2

2

2

2

Staffordshire

1

1

Suffolk

1

1

Surrey

2

2

1

1

Sussex

4

4

2

2

1

1

2

Thames Valley

3

1

4

1

1

2

2

Warwickshire

1

1

1

1

1

1

West Mercia

7

7

3

1

4

West Midlands

6

6

5

5

11

11

West Yorkshire

5

5

3

1

4

4

4

Wiltshire

1

1

1

1

Dyfed-Powys

3

3

1

1

2

2

Gwent

1

1

2

1

3

3

3

North Wales

1

1

1

1

2

2

South Wales

6

1

7

6

6

7

7

England and Wales

119

15

134

99

9

108

122

12

134

200320042005

Police force area

Males

Females

Total

Males

Females

Total

Males

Females

Total

Avon and Somerset

2

2

2

1

3

5

5

Bedfordshire

7

7

1

1

3

3

Cambridgeshire

5

5

5

5

1

1

Cheshire

1

1

2

2

2

1

1

City of London

Cleveland

1

1

4

4

1

1

Cumbria

1

1

2

2

2

Derbyshire

1

1

1

1

Devon and Cornwall

4

2

6

3

2

5

4

4

Dorset

4

4

Durham

1

1

4

1

5

Essex

2

2

3

3

4

2

6

Gloucestershire

7

7

Greater Manchester

7

7

8

1

9

6

6

Hampshire

2

1

3

6

6

12

12

Hertfordshire

2

2

1

1

1

1

2

Humberside

5

1

6

3

3

2

2

4

Kent

8

8

2

2

2

2

Lancashire

4

1

5

3

1

4

5

1

6

Leicestershire

4

4

4

1

5

6

1

7

Lincolnshire

1

1

2

2

2

Merseyside

6

6

7

7

2

2

Metropolitan Police

20

1

21

26

4

30

21

4

25

Norfolk

2

2

3

1

4

2

2

North Yorkshire

1

1

2

2

2

Northamptonshire

1

1

1

1

Northumbria

2

2

3

1

4

2

1

3

Nottinghamshire

1

1

3

1

4

South Yorkshire

2

2

4

4

Staffordshire

1

1

2

1

3

2

2

Suffolk

3

3

3

1

4

1

1

Surrey

3

1

4

1

1

Sussex

5

1

6

6

1

7

3

3

Thames Valley

3

3

3

3

6

6

Warwickshire

1

1

2

2

1

1

West Mercia

1

1

3

1

4

6

6

West Midlands

11

11

14

1

15

10

10

West Yorkshire

3

3

7

2

9

4

4

Wiltshire

1

1

Dyfed-Powys

1

1

1

1

3

3

Gwent

2

2

1

1

North Wales

3

3

2

1

3

2

2

South Wales

4

4

6

1

7

3

3

England and Wales

129

15

144

145

25

170

143

13

156

20062007

Police force area

Males

Females

Total

Males

Females

Total

Avon and Somerset

2

2

1

1

Bedfordshire

2

2

Cambridgeshire

2

2

1

1

Cheshire

1

1

2

2

City of London

Cleveland

4

4

1

1

Cumbria

3

3

Derbyshire

3

3

5

5

Devon and Cornwall

6

6

11

1

12

Dorset

2

2

4

4

Durham

1

1

3

3

Essex

2

1

3

4

4

Gloucestershire

4

4

Greater Manchester

11

3

14

2

2

4

Hampshire

10

1

11

5

3

8

Hertfordshire

1

1

1

1

Humberside

3

1

4

1

2

3

Kent

2

2

1

1

Lancashire

1

1

2

7

7

Leicestershire

1

1

4

4

Lincolnshire

2

2

2

2

Merseyside

4

1

5

3

1

4

Metropolitan Police

25

5

30

32

3

35

Norfolk

2

2

2

2

North Yorkshire

3

1

4

4

1

5

Northamptonshire

Northumbria

4

4

5

5

Nottinghamshire

4

4

3

3

South Yorkshire

4

4

1

1

Staffordshire

4

4

Suffolk

2

2

1

1

Surrey

4

1

5

Sussex

8

8

5

1

6

Thames Valley

3

3

5

5

Warwickshire

4

4

2

2

West Mercia

3

1

4

5

5

West Midlands

15

3

18

18

2

20

West Yorkshire

8

8

7

1

8

Wiltshire

5

5

1

1

Dyfed-Powys

3

1

4

1

1

Gwent

3

1

4

1

1

2

North Wales

1

1

2

3

1

4

South Wales

1

1

1

1

England and Wales

165

21

186

161

22

183

1 Violence against the person includes: Murder, Attempted murder. Threat or conspiracy to murder, manslaughter, causing death by aggravated vehicle taking, wounding or other act endangering life, endangering railway passenger, endangering life at sea, other wounding, cruelty to or neglect of children, abandoning children under two years, child abduction, procuring illegal abortion, concealment of birth.

2 The figures given in the table on court proceedings relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.

3 Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services—Ministry of Justice.