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Theft: Motor Vehicles

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many vehicle-related thefts have been reported in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England and Wales in each year since 1997. (321594)

The available information is for offences recorded by the police and is given in the following tables. Statistics for Jarrow constituency are not available centrally and figures for South Tyneside relate to the South Tyneside Community Safety Partnership area.

Table 1: Vehicle-related thefts recorded by the police, 1997

Number of offences

Offence

1997

South Tyneside CSP

Theft of a motor vehicle

n/a

Theft from a vehicle

n/a

North East Region

Theft of a motor vehicle

24,641

Theft from a vehicle

34,814

England and Wales

Theft of a motor vehicle

407,239

Theft from a vehicle

710,333

n/a = Not available.

Table 2: Vehicle-related thefts recorded by the police, 1998-99 to 2001-021,2

Number of offences

Offence

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

South Tyneside CSP

Theft of a motor vehicle

n/a

1,008

1,014

743

Theft from a vehicle

n/a

1,585

1,671

1,471

North East Region

Theft of a motor vehicle

21,650

18,402

16,307

15,346

Theft from a vehicle

27.524

29,953

27,920

27,113

England and Wales

Theft of a motor vehicle

391,807

374,668

310,613

328,115

Theft from a vehicle

685,919

669,232

571,176

655,161

n/a = Not available.

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: Vehicle-related thefts recorded by the police, 2002-03 to 2008-091

Number of offences

Offence

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

South Tyneside CSP

Theft of a motor vehicle

734

587

507

461

405

366

306

Theft from a vehicle

1,581

1,117

1,069

1,281

947

779

561

North East Region

Theft of a motor vehicle

13,872

13,277

10,893

9,783

8,028

7,060

5,878

Theft from a vehicle

28,132

24,378

20,761

20,833

19,183

15,344

13,645

England and Wales2

Theft of a motor vehicle

318,507

291,858

242,732

214,182

193.384

170,008

147,342

Theft from a vehicle

663,679

603,256

500,360

507,239

502,651

432,374

396,950

1 The data in this table takes account of the Introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002. These figures are not directly comparable with those for earlier years.

2 Includes British Transport Police from 2002-03 onwards.