(2) how many people were convicted of overall violent crime offences in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008 and (iii) 2009.
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Information showing the number of persons found guilty at all courts in the North East Government Office Region (GOR) and England for offences of violence against the person, by offence, in 2007 and 2008 (latest available) is shown in the table.
Court proceedings data are not available at parliamentary constituency level. Data are given in the table for the North East GOR in which the Jarrow constituency and South Tyneside are located.
Data for 2009 are expected to be published in the autumn 2010.
Number of persons found guilty at all courts in the North East Government Office Region1 and England for offences of violence against the person, by offence, 2007 and 20082,320072008Violent offencesNorth East RegionEnglandNorth East RegionEnglandMore serious offences—indictable2253,2362023,217Less serious offences—indictable2,70735,8732,57835,842Summary offences2,88549,9312,67649,620Total indictable and summary offences of violence against the person5,81789,0405,45688,679 1 Includes:Cleveland police force area;Durham police force area;Northumbria police force area.2 The statistics 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 the principal offence 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