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Crimes of Violence

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reports of (a) violent crime and (b) serious violent crime there were in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) England and Wales in each year since 1997. (321592)

The term 'violent crime' is no longer used. Data are supplied for violence against the person offences. The requested information is shown in the table. Recorded crime statistics at constituency level are not collected centrally.

Table 1: Offences of violence against the person recorded by the police, 1997

Number

South Tyneside CDRP

1

North-east region

9,242

England and Wales

250,882

1 Not available.

Table 2: Offences of violence against the person recorded by the police, 1998-99 to 2001-02

Number

Offence

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

South Tyneside CDRP

1

1

1

1,686

North-east region

20,391

21,984

21,086

25,579

England and Wales

502,778

581,034

600,913

650,326

1 Not available. Notes: 1. The coverage was extended and counting rules revised from 1998-99. Figures from that date are not directly comparable with those for 1997. 2. The data in this table are prior to the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard. These figures are not directly comparable with those for later years.

Table 3: Offences of violence against the person recorded by the police, 2002-03 to 2008-09

Number

South Tyneside CDRP

North-east region

England and Wales1

2002-03

2,568

39,164

845,078

2003-04

2,500

40,561

967,228

2004-05

2,252

41,537

1,048,095

2005-06

2,637

46,206

1,059,583

2006-07

2,711

48,194

1,046,167

2007-08

2,289

41,085

961,099

2008-09

2,023

37,244

903,442

1 Includes British Transport police from 2002-03. Note: The data in this table take account of the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002. These figures are not directly comparable with those for earlier years.