Home Department written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of (a) shoplifting, (b) robbery of business property and (c) theft by an employee were recorded by police in the quarter (i) July to September 2003, (ii) July to September 2004 and (iii) July to September 2005.

Photo of Jacqui Smith Jacqui Smith Home Secretary

holding answer 10 March 2009

The information requested is given in the table.

Selected offences recorded by the police in England and Wales
July to September
Offence 2003 2004 2005
Shoplifting 74,831 68,530 72,953
Robbery of business property 2,268 1,691 1,859
Theft by an employee 4,307 4,412 4,188

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