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Crimes of Violence: Merseyside

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many violent crimes took place on Merseyside in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (322639)

The term 'violent crime' is no longer used. Data are supplied for violence against the person offences. In 2008-09, there were 19,015 violence against the person offences recorded by police in Merseyside. In total, there were 903,442 violence against the person offences recorded by police in England and Wales in 2008-09. For information, these data are published in 'Crime in England and Wales 2008-09' and are shown in Table 7.03 at the following link:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs09/hosb1109chap7new.xls