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Crime: North Yorkshire

Volume 507: debated on Wednesday 17 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of (a) crime related to vehicles, (b) burglary of a dwelling, (c) other burglary, (d) criminal damage, (e) theft, (f) violence and (g) other crimes were reported to North Yorkshire Police in each year since 1997; and how many such offences were committed in the City of York in each such year. (322112)

The available information is given in the tables.

Police recorded crime statistics are affected by changes in reporting and recording practice and can be influenced by police priorities and activity. All of these factors need to be considered when looking at the trends in recorded crime.

The tables note the changes in recording practice introduced in 1998 and 2002. The Audit Commission undertook substantial audit work on crime recording in the years following the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002 (up until 2006-07) This indicated a generally increasing level of NCRS compliance across forces in this period.

Table 1: Offences recorded by the police in North Yorkshire and in the York Community Safety Partnership area—1997

Number of offences

Offence

North Yorkshire

York CSP

Offences against vehicles

11,721

n/a

Burglary in a dwelling

4,876

n/a

Other burglary

6,484

n/a

Criminal damage

8,537

n/a

Other theft

14,301

n/a

Violence against the person

2,425

n/a

Other offences

469

n/a

n/a = not available

Table 2: Offences recorded by the police in North Yorkshire and in the York Community Safety Partnership area—1998-99 to 2001-021,2

Number of offences

Offence

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

North Yorkshire

York CSP

North Yorkshire

York CSP

North Yorkshire

York CSP

North Yorkshire

York CSP

Offences against vehicles

10,986

n/a

9,807

n/a

8,725

3,685

9,216

4,139

Burglary in a dwelling

4,822

n/a

4,343

2,201

3,888

1,791

4,754

2,299

Other burglary

6,415

n/a

6,059

n/a

5,940

2,175

6,902

2,512

Criminal damage

8,372

n/a

8,617

n/a

9,166

2,717

11,436

3,694

Other theft

14,622

n/a

14,519

n/a

4,066

5,813

15,960

6,761

Violence against the person

4,827

n/a

5,101

1,650

4,895

1,504

5,624

1,656

Other offences

675

n/a

643

n/a

554

144

558

152

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 in April 2002. These figures are not directly comparable with those for later years.

Table 3: Offences recorded by the police in North Yorkshire and in the York Community Safety Partnership area—2002-03 to 2008-09

Number of offences

Offence

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

North Yorkshire

York CSP

North Yorkshire

York CSP

North Yorkshire

York CSP

North Yorkshire

York CSP

Offences against vehicles

10,697

4,761

10,614

4,868

7,463

3,224

7,938

3,841

Burglary in a dwelling

4,766

2,162

4,936

2,346

2,921

1,117

2,619

1,081

Other burglary

6,745

2,275

6,126

2,183

4,838

1,596

4,705

1.702

Criminal damage

13,168

4,558

14,732

5,394

13,573

4,602

12,723

4,358

Other theft

17,663

7,269

18,792

8,527

14,721

6,176

14,068

6,028

Violence against the person

8,108

2,575

9,610

3,459

12,045

4,000

11,473

3,810

Other offences

663

223

718

246

689

214

670

217

Number of offences

Offence

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

North Yorkshire

York CSP

North Yorkshire

York CSP

North Yorkshire

York CSP

Offences against vehicles

7,057

3,556

5,578

2,498

5,581

2,392

Burglary in a dwelling

2,465

1,065

2,372

975

2,474

1,113

Other burglary

4,371

1,577

3,892

1,343

4,122

1,272

Criminal damage

12,509

4,157

11,023

3,655

10,764

3,640

Other theft

13,242

5,552

12,647

5,384

12,867

5,244

Violence against the person

10,087

3,285

9,472

3,188

8,136

2,711

Other offences

622

200

588

165

656

207

1 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.