Robbery: Wales

Home Department written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recorded incidents of (a) robbery and (b) drug offences there were in each police authority area in Wales in each year since 1997.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Crime Reduction)

The available information relates to the number of recorded robbery and drug offences and is given in the following tables.

Table 1 Offences of robbery recorded by the police in Wales, 1997
Number of offences
Dyfed-Powys 34
Gwent 156
North Wales 112
South Wales 509
Wales 811
Table 2 Offences of robbery recorded by the police in Wales, 1998-99—2001-02
Number of offences
1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02
Dyfed-Powys 42 28 20 26
Gwent 173 216 242 215
North Wales 127 146 158 194
South Wales 511 519 460 595
Wales 853 909 880 1,030
Notes:

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

Table 3 Offences of robbery recorded by the police in Wales, 2002-03—2006-07
Number of offences
2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07
Dyfed-Powys 40 54 41 40 47
Gwent 329 274 351 316 282
North Wales 224 201 149 150 134
South Wales 784 751 543 631 891
Wales 1,377 1,280 1,084 1,137 1,354
Note:

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.

Table 4 Drug offences recorded by the police in Wales, 1997( 1)
Number of offences
Dyfed-Powys 374
Gwent 389
North Wales 238
South Wales 525
Wales 1,526
(1). Figures for 1997 are for drug trafficking only.
Table 5 Drug offences recorded by the police in Wales, 1998-99—2001-02
Number of offences
1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02
Dyfed-Powys 2,483 2,030 1,273 2,407
Gwent 2,447 2,214 2,196 1,729
North Wales 1,885 1,586 1,421 1,382
South Wales 2,934 2,690 3,039 3,907
Wales 9,749 8,520 7,929 9,425
Notes:

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

Table 6 Drug offences recorded by the police in Wales, 2002-03—2006-07
Number of offences
2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07
Dyfed-Powys 2,978 2,420 2,327 2,495 2,484
Gwent 1,585 1,422 1,332 1,412 1,888
North Wales 1,830 1,830 1,833 2,108 2,105
South Wales 3,872 3,837 3,705 3,483 4,051
Wales 10,265 9,509 9,197 9,498 10,528
Note:

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.

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