Crimes of Violence: 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 how many offenders received a police caution for grievous bodily harm in Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath constituency in each year since 2007.

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

The number of offenders cautioned for offences relating to 'grievous bodily harm' in the West Midlands police force area, 2007 (latest available data from the Ministry of Justice) can be viewed in the following table.

Cautions data cannot be broken down beyond police force area, therefore data for the West Midlands police force area have been provided.

Data for 2008 are planned for publication on 28 January 2010.

Number of offenders cautioned for offences relating to 'grievous bodily harm', West Midlands police force area, 2007( 1, 2, 3)
Offence description Statute Number
Wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harm, (inflicting bodily injury with or without weapon) Offences against the Person Act 1861, section 20 11
(1) The cautions statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been cautioned for two or more offences at the same time, the principal offence is the more serious offence.

(2) From 1 June 2000, the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 came into force nationally and removed the use of cautions for persons under 18 and replaced them with reprimands and warnings. These figures have been included in the totals.

(3) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.


Justice Statistics Analytical Services: Ministry of Justice.

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