Crime: Birmingham

Home Department written question – answered on 25th January 2010.

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Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) how many recorded incidents of robbery there were (a) in total and (b) per head in Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath constituency in the last three years;

(2) how many incidents of causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs by 16 to 24 year olds there were in Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath constituency in each of the last three years.

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

Information for Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath constituency is not collected centrally.

Data are provided for Birmingham Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRP).

In 2008-09, data were collected separately for the following offence codes:

4.4-causing death by dangerous driving;

4.6-causing death by careless driving under influence of drink or drugs; and

4.8-causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving.

Data are provided for all of these offence codes to enable comparisons with previous years when data are only available as a combined total.

Additionally, data on offences of causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs cannot be broken down by age of suspect, so data provided are for the total of these offences recorded in Birmingham CDRP.

The available information relates to offences recorded by the police and the number of offences and rates per 1,000 population are given in the following table.

Selected offences recorded by Birmingham CDRP and rate per 1,000 population, 2006-07 to 2008-09
2006 - 07 2007 - 08 2008 - 09
Offence code Offence description Number of offences Rate per 1,000 population Number of offences Rate per 1,000 population Number of offences Rate per 1,000 population
34A Robbery of business property 356 0.36 334 0.33 382 0.38
34B Robbery of personal property 4,679 4.67 3,579 3.56 3,540 3.50
Total robbery offences 5,035 5.03 3,913 3.89 3,922 3.88
4.4/6/8 Causing death by dangerous or careless driving (inc. under influence of drink/drugs)(1) 11 0.01 9 0.01 - -
4.4 Causing death by dangerous driving(1) - - - - 4 0.00
4.6 Causing death by careless driving under influence of drink or drugs(1) - - - - 1 0.00
4.8 Causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving(1) - - - - 0 0.00
(1) Data for offence codes 4.4, 4.6 and 4.8 are not available separately prior to 2008-09.

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