Skip to main content

Crime

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) with reference to the answer of 26 June 2009, Official Report, columns 1204-5W, on crime, how many incidents related to public safety/welfare were recorded in each category in 2008-09; (313815)

(2) how many incidents with the qualifier hate/discrimination were recorded in each category in 2008-09;

(3) how many incidents relating to administration were recorded in each category in 2008-09;

(4) how many incidents with the qualifier (a) alcohol, (b) critical incident, (c) domestic abuse, (d) drugs, (e) firearms, (f) weapons, (g) youth-related aged under 10 and (h) youth-related aged 10 to 17 were recorded in 2008-09.

[holding answer 2010]: The number of incidents recorded by police forces in each category classified as public safety/welfare as defined within the National Incident Category List (NICL) for 2008-9 is attached in Table A. The data are normally for management information only and are not subject to the detailed checks that apply to National Statistics publications. They are provisional and may be subject to change. The data represent calls for service as recorded by police forces under the relevant categories and may be subject to local variation in reporting and classifying.

A reliable figure for incidents with the qualifier hate/discrimination for England and Wales is not available. More than 10 per cent. of police forces were not able to return qualifier data for 2008-091. The data are normally for management information only.

The administration data categories are for local management purposes only and were not required from police forces for the Annual Data Return in 2009. The Home Office continues to review the data required from police forces and to balance user needs against burdens on police forces.

A reliable England and Wales figure for incidents with the qualifiers requested is not available. More than 10 per cent. of police forces were not able to return qualifier data for 2008-091. The data are normally for management information only.

1 It was only mandatory for police forces to return data until June 2009.

Table A: Number of incidents in each category classified as public safety/welfare as defined within the National Incident Category List (NICL) in 2008-09

Category

Total

Abandoned Call

500,613

Absconder/AWOL

4,903

Alarm: Monitoring Station—False-Active

194,294

Alarm: Monitoring Station—False-Withdrawn

8,894

Alarm: Police Installed

19,752

Alarm: Premises Audible only

106,117

Breach of Injunction/Court Order

4,974

Civil Disputes

185,887

Collapse/Illness/Injury/Trapped

142,810

Concern for Safety

899,449

Domestic Incident

583,537

Firearms

23,187

Immigration

9,561

Industrial Incident/Accident

3,886

Insecure Premises/Vehicles

35,781

Licensing

7,905

Missing Person-High Risk

39,549

Missing Person-Medium Risk

122,493

Missing Person-Low Risk

40,703

Missing Person-Unauthorised Absence

37,599

Natural Disaster/Incident/Warning

5,484

Pets/Domesticated Animals

50,824

Protest/Demonstration

2,228

Sudden Death

75,728

Suspicious Circumstances

1,324,821

Suspicious Package/Object

9,260

Truancy

2,606

Wildlife

15,204

Public Safety/Welfare Total

4,458,049