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Robbery: Poole

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people in each age group in Poole were convicted of robbery in each year since 1997. (320381)

Information showing the number of persons found guilty of robbery in the Dorset police force area, by age group, from 1997 to 2008 (latest available) is shown in the following table.

Court proceedings data are not available at parliamentary constituency level, therefore data have been provided in the table for the Dorset police force area in which the constituency of Poole is situated.

Data for 2009 are planned for publication in the autumn, 2010.

Number of persons found guilty at all courts for robbery1 offences in the Dorset police force area, by age group, from 1997 to 20082,3

Persons

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

10 to 17

6

10

7

16

7

17

8

9

7

15

6

9

18 to 20

5

5

5

6

4

10

11

6

8

7

6

7

21 and over

12

22

15

17

15

27

25

22

15

18

16

21

Total

23

37

27

39

26

54

44

37

30

40

28

37

1 Includes robbery and assaults with intent to rob under the Theft Act 1968 S.8. 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.