Home Department written question – answered on 14th June 2005.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions for each category of offence there were in (a) England and (b) Essex in the last year for which figures are available.

Photo of Fiona Mactaggart Fiona Mactaggart Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

The information contained in the table gives the number of offenders found guilty at all courts by category of offence for England and Essex, 2003.

Statistics for 2004 will be available in the autumn.

Number of offenders found guilty at all courts by offence type in England and Essex, 2003(16)
Offence type England Essex
Violence against the person 35,283 702
Sexual offences 4,100 77
Burglary 24,138 410
Robbery 7,112 84
Theft and handling stolen goods 112,455 2,457
Fraud and forgery 17,076 386
Criminal damage 10,304 402
Drug offences 47,172 896
Indictable motoring offences 8,056 183
Other indictable offences 48,419 799
Summary offences (excluding motoring) 456,991 13,932
Summary motoring offences 617,068 21,960
All offences 1,388,174 42,288

(16) These data are on the principal offence basis

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