Violence Against the Person

Home Department written question – answered on 21 January 2008.

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Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson Conservative, Henley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the percentage crime detection rate for (a) violence against the person, (b) sexual offences, (c) burglary, (d) robbery and (e) theft from a vehicle was in each London borough in each year since 1988, broken down by age group.

Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Minister of State (Security, Counter-terrorism, Crime and Policing), Home Office

The information requested is not available centrally from the recorded crime statistics. Details of the ages of victims and alleged offenders are not collected.

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Terry Murphy
Posted on 3 May 2008 1:10 am (Report this annotation)

How can this be ?

By all accounts Police Officers are burdened down by the amount of information thay need to collect from supected criminals and their alleged victims.

I find it hard to believe that this information is not collated centrally, and is "not available".