Crime: Lancashire

Home Department written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Lindsay Hoyle Lindsay Hoyle Labour, Chorley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many alcohol-related crimes were committed in Lancashire in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Police Recorded Crime statistics do not specify whether alcohol was an aggravating factor in an offence unless specifically stated.

The offence of 'causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs (offence code 4.6)' is recorded together with 'causing death by dangerous driving (offence code 4.4)'. An individual breakdown of figures within these classifications is not available.

The available combined figures for offence codes 4.4 and 4.6 are given in the following tables.

Table A: Numbers of offences (code 4.4 and 4.6) recorded for Lancashire police force area, 1996 to 1997
Offences recorded
1996 9
1997 4
Note:

Police crime statistics were recorded on a calendar year basis up to 1997 and thereafter on a financial year basis.

Table B: Numbers of offences (code 4.4 and 4.6) recorded for Lancashire police force area, 1998-99 to 2001-02
Offences recorded
1998-99 6
1999-2000 5
2000-01 2
2001-02 9
Note:

An expanded offence coverage and revised set of counting rules were introduced in April 1998. Figures recorded before and after this date are therefore not directly comparable.

Table C: Numbers of offences (Code 4.4 and 4.6) recorded for Lancashire police force area, 2002-03 to 2005-06
Offences recorded
2002-03 5
2003-04 12
2004-05 6
2005-06 10
Note:

Numbers of recorded crime were affected by changes in reporting and recording following the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard (NCRS) in April 2002. These data are not directly comparable with earlier years.

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