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Crime (Commercial Premises)

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 29th June 2005.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon UUP, North Down

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what has been the recorded level of crime involving commercial premises in each Belfast police district in each of the past five years with reference to (a) burglary, (b) robbery, (c) armed robbery, (d) theft and (e) shoplifting.

Photo of Shaun Woodward Shaun Woodward Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)

The statistics requested are as in the following tables. Figures relating to thefts from commercial premises have not been provided as it is not possible to differentiate between personal and business victims.

Crimes recorded by the police
Offence type 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05
East Belfast District command Unit
Non-domestic burglary 410 403 518 358 283
Robbery—business 20 25 23 8 8
Armed robbery—business 58 106 106 78 35
Shoplifting 413 290 265 226 223
North Belfast District Command Unit
Non-domestic burglary 320 454 426 389 294
Robbery—business 34 36 39 27 11
Armed robbery—business 73 137 189 98 110
Shoplifting 288 271 229 169 159
South Belfast District Command Unit
Non-domestic burglary 644 736 877 659 899
Robbery—business 42 69 70 43 26
Armed robbery—business 103 185 161 109 105
Shoplifting 1,570 1,442 1,251 1,096 1,211
West Belfast District Command Unit
Non-domestic burglary 195 246 197 132 132
Robbery—business 18 23 22 13 5
Armed robbery—business 72 64 77 53 34
Shoplifting 149 131 103 71 49

Source:

Central Statistics Unit, PSNI

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