Crimes of Violence: Cornwall

Home Department written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Matthew Taylor Matthew Taylor Liberal Democrat, Truro and St Austell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the trends in violent crime in Cornwall in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Alan Campbell Alan Campbell Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Crime Reduction)

A number of changes have been made to recorded crime in response to the two reviews of crime statistics. One such change is that the term 'violent crime' is no longer used in connection with the recorded crime statistics and we now provide figures for violence against the person.

Violence against the person figures for the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly basic command unit, from 2006-07 to 2007-08, are given in the table. These data include a percentage change between the two years and a rate per 1,000 population for 2007-08.

Violence against the person offences recorded in the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly basic command unit, 2006-07 to 2007-08
Population figures (thousand) 526
Offences recorded 2006-07 6,107
Offences recorded 2007-08 5,746
Percentage change 2006-07 to 2007-08 -6
Offences per 1,000 population 2007-08(1) 11
(1) All crime rates are based on mid-2005 population estimates supplied by the Office for National Statistics.

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