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Justice written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning), Co-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) adults and (b) juveniles in each constituency were convicted of (i) violence against the person, (ii) sexual offences, (iii) robbery, (iv) burglary and (v) theft in each year between 2005 and 2008.

Photo of Claire Ward Claire Ward Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice

The following table shows the number of defendants found guilty at all courts for violence against the person, sexual offences, robbery, burglary and theft and handling stolen goods, by age group and police force area, England and Wales, from 2005 to 2008.

Court proceedings data are not available at parliamentary constituency level.

The number of persons found guilty at all courts for selected offences, by age group and police force area, England and Wales, 2005 - 08( 1,)( )( 2,)( )( 3)
Age 10-17 Age 18 and over
Police force area Offence type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2005 2006 2007 2008
Avon and Somerset Violence against the person 147 159 169 162 770 758 762 794
Sexual offences 11 11 16 11 83 89 97 99
Burglary 132 131 147 138 488 426 434 523
Robbery 53 51 59 60 87 97 105 114
Theft and handling stolen goods 308 357 387 345 2,191 2,107 2,428 2,737
Sub-total 651 709 778 716 3,619 3,477 3,826 4,267
Bedfordshire Violence against the person 62 63 64 81 307 303 298 315
Sexual offences 6 3 4 4 39 35 41 34
Burglary 85 89 72 61 176 158 156 186
Robbery 61 62 55 60 44 53 54 63
Theft and handling stolen goods 175 129 153 97 1,208 896 940 922
Sub-total 389 346 348 303 1,774 1,445 1,489 1,520
Cambridgeshire Violence against the person 115 70 84 82 398 388 389 427
Sexual offences 11 7 8 6 51 67 40 76
Burglary 73 61 84 53 203 179 195 219
Robbery 23 20 36 23 47 25 46 52
Theft and handling stolen goods 212 202 203 180 1,076 1,084 1,016 1,329
Sub-total 434 360 415 344 1,775 1,743 1,686 2,103
Cheshire Violence against the person 159 205 179 130 629 678 740 627
Sexual offences 12 16 9 13 80 89 84 101
Burglary 154 113 106 94 293 277 319 339
Robbery 34 32 26 30 35 72 75 69
Theft and handling stolen goods 284 308 265 235 1,247 1,426 1,631 1,769
Sub-total 643 674 585 502 2,284 2,542 2,849 2,905
City of London Violence against the person - - - - 43 34 23 40
Sexual offences - - - - 5 5 3 4
Burglary - - - - 29 17 11 18
Robbery - - - - 2 5 - 3
Theft and handling stolen goods 1 1 - - 322 282 332 367
Sub-total 1 1 - - 401 343 369 432
Cleveland Violence against the person 83 123 114 119 486 597 579 576
Sexual offences 6 13 6 9 43 74 56 68
Burglary 90 105 113 84 342 353 393 435
Robbery 21 17 16 19 46 48 35 70
Theft and handling stolen goods 257 271 320 344 1,458 1,419 1,658 2,153
Sub-total 457 529 569 575 2,375 2,491 2,721 3,302
Cumbria Violence against the person 101 110 81 89 442 382 377 395
Sexual offences 9 6 4 5 46 38 46 39
Burglary 64 63 89 65 150 146 135 172
Robbery 6 1 4 3 11 7 12 15
Theft and handling stolen goods 221 226 214 200 868 786 857 944
Sub-total 401 406 392 362 1,517 1,359 1,427 1,565
Derbyshire Violence against the person 191 132 176 134 711 539 591 518
Sexual offences 13 12 7 12 79 146 122 93
Burglary 76 91 114 93 311 265 318 277
Robbery 33 50 40 36 56 45 69 83
Theft and handling stolen goods 255 275 314 270 1,372 1,131 1,201 1,403
Sub-total 568 560 651 545 2,529 2,126 2,301 2,374
Devon and Cornwall Violence against the person 142 115 115 139 770 699 648 652
Sexual offences 12 2 10 14 101 109 112 117
Burglary 91 101 131 89 330 278 336 394
Robbery 21 22 26 18 49 45 51 45
Theft and handling stolen goods 411 314 385 329 1,535 1,341 1,386 1,682
Sub-total 677 554 667 589 2,785 2,472 2,533 2,890
Dorset Violence against the person 79 77 68 52 369 329 310 282
Sexual offences 4 4 2 5 51 52 40 61
Burglary 38 41 50 28 196 141 160 158
Robbery 7 15 6 9 23 25 22 28
Theft and handling stolen goods 188 180 179 160 1,061 835 877 982
Sub-total 316 317 305 254 1,700 1,382 1,409 1,511
Durham Violence against the person 132 150 146 117 526 548 566 522
Sexual offences 11 14 4 8 59 52 57 67
Burglary 112 79 103 59 248 211 271 266
Robbery 1 8 21 10 17 32 31 42
Theft and handling stolen goods 229 218 258 198 925 884 1,017 991
Sub-total 485 469 532 392 1,775 1,727 1,942 1,888
Essex Violence against the person 178 170 173 170 654 638 740 700
Sexual offences 6 6 5 9 95 83 76 100
Burglary 172 189 176 129 350 311 374 332
Robbery 43 54 60 49 88 72 85 81
Theft and handling stolen goods 520 527 578 536 2,213 2,164 2,399 2,381
Sub-total 919 946 992 893 3,400 3,268 3,674 3,594
Gloucestershire Violence against the person 71 62 57 56 296 284 207 303
Sexual offences 4 3 6 4 50 60 44 39
Burglary 26 53 52 39 185 121 118 197
Robbery 16 34 16 8 22 32 48 41
Theft and handling stolen goods 155 170 199 167 972 664 640 1,064
Sub-total 272 322 330 274 1,525 1,161 1,057 1,644
Greater Manchester Violence against the person 572 522 526 487 2,274 2,539 2,540 2,262
Sexual offences 39 29 34 29 253 274 284 293
Burglary 505 516 437 451 1,211 1,303 1,316 1,325
Robbery 272 298 320 245 400 448 420 436
Theft and handling stolen goods 1,283 1,021 1,195 1,011 5,993 5,948 6,079 6,129
Sub-total 2,671 2,386 2,512 2,223 10,131 10,512 10,639 10,445
Hampshire Violence against the person 261 248 276 269 1,052 1,096 1,039 1,097
Sexual offences 15 18 22 23 146 136 143 164
Burglary 192 237 195 211 409 390 372 407
Robbery 39 74 61 43 92 82 88 93
Theft and handling stolen goods 839 725 822 708 2,516 2,053 2,386 2,997
Sub-total 1,346 1,302 1,376 1,254 4,215 3,757 4,028 4,758
Hertfordshire Violence against the person 146 111 116 85 537 468 403 397
Sexual offences 2 7 10 6 75 66 77 57
Burglary 81 106 87 64 206 217 211 234
Robbery 50 54 26 50 48 75 71 74
Theft and handling stolen goods 323 288 271 261 1,402 1,225 1,202 1,283
Sub-total 602 566 510 466 2,268 2,051 1,964 2,045
Humberside Violence against the person 142 161 176 156 659 693 777 703
Sexual offences 16 13 15 9 100 96 89 99
Burglary 167 160 161 137 389 372 397 401
Robbery 33 39 39 35 47 73 70 98
Theft and handling stolen goods 402 309 407 379 1,700 1,269 1,399 1,441
Sub-total 760 682 798 716 2,895 2,503 2,732 2,742
Kent Violence against the person 148 144 125 152 575 623 655 760
Sexual offences 6 3 2 11 97 83 108 153
Burglary 155 175 177 143 403 360 462 470
Robbery 34 36 59 39 62 81 87 91
Theft and handling stolen goods 540 470 588 471 2,325 1,851 1,801 1,833
Sub-total 883 828 951 816 3,462 2,998 3,113 3,307
Lancashire Violence against the person 278 311 319 271 1,073 1,287 1,397 1,350
Sexual offences 24 20 25 18 133 158 196 183
Burglary 294 313 331 274 648 745 817 730
Robbery 52 79 93 89 121 119 158 150
Theft and handling stolen goods 462 527 558 446 2,698 2,512 2,822 2,910
Sub-total 1,110 1,250 1,326 1,098 4,673 4,821 5,390 5,323
Leicestershire Violence against the person 155 151 165 144 734 615 609 563
Sexual offences 15 8 19 5 90 82 91 77
Burglary 132 128 99 111 271 276 283 300
Robbery 43 51 54 46 65 48 61 74
Theft and handling stolen goods 386 339 414 315 1,477 1,400 1,453 1,351
Sub-total 731 677 751 621 2,637 2,421 2,497 2,365
Lincolnshire Violence against the person 66 44 59 52 300 358 351 373
Sexual offences 5 5 6 3 60 54 53 49
Burglary 63 36 49 46 175 174 177 185
Robbery 2 9 8 4 17 21 14 25
Theft and handling stolen goods 125 141 146 139 954 1,021 1,013 1,243
Sub-total 261 235 268 244 1,506 1,628 1,608 1,875
Merseyside Violence against the person 261 297 293 253 1,160 1,238 1,211 1,142
Sexual offences 13 13 15 15 106 106 105 95
Burglary 232 224 239 165 463 467 534 525
Robbery 68 89 100 53 133 165 135 117
Theft and handling stolen goods 431 407 485 348 2,926 2,508 3,118 3,129
Sub-total 1,005 1,030 1,132 834 4,788 4,484 5,103 5,008
Metropolitan Police Violence against the person 1,057 1,092 1,142 1,333 5,003 5,076 4,868 5,451
Sexual offences 66 57 78 87 546 613 629 692
Burglary 594 624 682 562 2,437 2,468 2,457 2,604
Robbery 1,106 1,533 1,791 1,570 847 1,041 1,136 1,175
Theft and handling stolen goods 1,688 1,850 2,199 1,949 11,878 12,709 12,650 12,891
Sub-total 4,511 5,156 5,892 5,501 20,711 21,907 21,740 22,813
Norfolk Violence against the person 58 69 55 76 365 401 360 344
Sexual offences 11 5 8 11 70 71 91 83
Burglary 39 57 53 49 177 160 165 178
Robbery 4 9 5 10 29 27 41 39
Theft and handling stolen goods 170 197 204 204 1,183 1,320 1,215 1,214
Sub-total 282 337 325 350 1,824 1,979 1,872 1,858
North Yorkshire Violence against the person 68 91 120 102 445 408 479 442
Sexual offences 3 8 7 10 62 60 85 59
Burglary 40 62 67 60 198 187 165 213
Robbery 10 7 11 7 36 27 24 16
Theft and handling stolen goods 220 239 290 278 1,289 1,093 1,018 1,208
Sub-total 341 407 495 457 2,030 1,775 1,771 1,938
Northamptonshire Violence against the person 40 35 45 64 329 290 271 359
Sexual offences 3 - - 2 37 39 50 55
Burglary 32 44 51 65 159 172 138 196
Robbery 14 20 55 40 47 43 59 61
Theft and handling stolen goods 53 84 185 155 975 853 742 926
Sub-total 142 183 336 326 1,547 1,397 1,260 1,597
Northumbria Violence against the person 308 233 309 313 1,072 1,109 1,218 1,133
Sexual offences 14 14 21 15 121 139 136 130
Burglary 165 205 190 161 510 555 625 615
Robbery 46 43 48 38 115 124 126 95
Theft and handling stolen goods 647 634 812 737 3,073 3,171 3,583 3,805
Sub-total 1,180 1,129 1,380 1,264 4,891 5,098 5,688 5,778
Nottinghamshire Violence against the person 152 163 181 150 685 692 673 633
Sexual offences 17 7 16 10 99 97 104 91
Burglary 213 210 192 170 422 447 450 537
Robbery 118 86 84 63 105 114 69 128
Theft and handling stolen goods 398 367 317 295 2,030 1,835 1,933 2,088
Sub-total 898 833 790 688 3,341 3,185 3,229 3,477
South Yorkshire Violence against the person 213 215 214 246 939 968 1,003 1,067
Sexual offences 16 15 6 12 138 114 114 110
Burglary 154 149 155 156 535 558 578 678
Robbery 78 74 101 75 104 137 145 120
Theft and handling stolen goods 527 498 571 479 2,860 2,544 2,756 3,475
Sub-total 988 951 1,047 968 4,576 4,321 4,596 5,450
Staffordshire Violence against the person 154 132 129 108 583 659 631 654
Sexual offences 13 11 13 11 93 96 106 85
Burglary 112 109 81 91 305 299 369 328
Robbery 23 25 20 30 50 40 53 53
Theft and handling stolen goods 321 259 316 238 1,508 1,391 1,578 1,688
Sub-total 623 536 559 478 2,539 2,485 2,737 2,808
Suffolk Violence against the person 102 109 86 62 383 462 396 352
Sexual offences 8 9 5 7 65 64 58 54
Burglary 99 84 88 58 149 148 160 131
Robbery 12 16 24 27 30 25 20 28
Theft and handling stolen goods 322 315 252 176 885 833 886 829
Sub-total 543 533 455 330 1,512 1,532 1,520 1,394
Surrey Violence against the person 57 70 59 44 216 256 287 293
Sexual offences 3 2 1 3 34 50 51 57
Burglary 47 57 48 44 178 153 161 151
Robbery 28 31 19 18 46 64 65 35
Theft and handling stolen goods 174 172 194 171 775 690 810 976
Sub-total 309 332 321 280 1,249 1,213 1,374 1,512
Sussex Violence against the person 160 168 208 163 620 680 709 732
Sexual offences 14 15 17 9 80 107 129 116
Burglary 127 129 128 114 336 337 328 314
Robbery 43 43 38 31 58 63 82 86
Theft and handling stolen goods 557 510 543 517 1,843 1,764 1,919 2,171
Sub-total 901 865 934 834 2,937 2,951 3,167 3,419
Thames Valley Violence against the person 183 191 191 158 862 957 918 931
Sexual offences 7 16 15 13 147 147 144 131
Burglary 184 172 183 149 501 477 491 532
Robbery 60 72 73 94 143 117 141 148
Theft and handling stolen goods 552 539 593 504 2,629 2,568 2,674 2,885
Sub-total 986 990 1,055 918 4,282 4,266 4,368 4,627
Warwickshire Violence against the person 46 62 46 53 243 264 256 247
Sexual offences 2 4 6 2 28 29 26 34
Burglary 41 44 35 50 130 103 115 137
Robbery 21 21 11 6 33 49 38 35
Theft and handling stolen goods 107 135 142 121 460 576 574 636
Sub-total 217 266 240 232 894 1,021 1,009 1,089
West Mercia Violence against the person 166 185 182 145 672 724 727 677
Sexual offences 27 15 18 12 111 102 91 78
Burglary 131 125 130 125 319 334 273 295
Robbery 30 21 23 21 45 62 52 42
Theft and handling stolen goods 331 376 383 326 1,676 1,606 1,669 1,834
Sub-total 685 722 736 629 2,823 2,828 2,812 2,926
West Midlands Violence against the person 416 514 477 452 2,111 2,334 2,133 2,096
Sexual offences 38 35 29 30 257 268 287 274
Burglary 288 283 296 253 1,016 1,126 1,152 1,138
Robbery 335 367 358 355 431 449 483 460
Theft and handling stolen goods 827 938 994 841 5,563 5,869 6,528 6,865
Sub-total 1,904 2,137 2,154 1,931 9,378 10,046 10,583 10,833
West Yorkshire Violence against the person 289 236 264 267 1,448 1,226 1,384 1,489
Sexual offences 25 24 21 25 225 189 221 215
Burglary 435 334 330 416 962 931 1,065 1,048
Robbery 180 155 215 211 218 202 275 272
Theft and handling stolen goods 956 823 941 856 4,199 4,168 4,564 4,941
Sub-total 1,885 1,572 1,771 1,775 7,052 6,716 7,509 7,965
Wiltshire Violence against the person 67 92 66 81 332 368 330 344
Sexual offences 4 8 5 4 38 51 36 43
Burglary 72 84 59 36 155 157 131 138
Robbery 11 10 21 9 28 23 31 36
Theft and handling stolen goods 191 193 162 130 800 715 676 608
Sub-total 345 387 313 260 1,353 1,314 1,204 1,169
Dyfed-Powys Violence against the person 55 45 57 34 307 305 309 224
Sexual offences 3 1 6 2 34 20 24 23
Burglary 42 54 57 52 105 109 127 159
Robbery 1 9 6 3 9 11 7 19
Theft and handling stolen goods 124 111 105 131 504 474 471 496
Sub-total 225 220 231 222 959 919 938 921
Gwent Violence against the person 89 92 101 63 396 474 465 368
Sexual offences 9 5 3 7 57 51 56 35
Burglary 73 99 86 67 200 207 204 184
Robbery 13 14 13 12 28 21 12 23
Theft and handling stolen goods 176 175 174 163 775 834 857 870
Sub-total 360 385 377 312 1,456 1,587 1,594 1,480
North Wales Violence against the person 100 112 94 91 504 565 558 526
Sexual offences 4 5 5 11 50 47 55 68
Burglary 81 72 62 71 194 211 205 245
Robbery 10 11 13 6 13 26 26 21
Theft and handling stolen goods 214 162 172 190 884 748 860 1,050
Sub-total 409 362 346 369 1,645 1,597 1,704 1,910
South Wales Violence against the person 159 189 172 173 1,221 1,032 1,085 981
Sexual offences 27 23 34 15 120 101 75 117
Burglary 139 159 146 132 445 462 542 553
Robbery 24 39 61 63 77 69 92 101
Theft and handling stolen goods 497 358 330 354 2,487 2,134 2,112 2,471
Sub-total 846 768 743 737 4,350 3,798 3,906 4,223
Total Violence against the person 7,428 7,520 7,679 7,378 33,501 34,344 34,272 34,141
Sexual offences 554 492 543 517 4,254 4,409 4,532 4,618
Burglary 6,042 6,167 6,131 5,415 16,909 16,788 17,690 18,467
Robbery 3,079 3,701 4,115 3,618 4,004 4,404 4,714 4,857
Theft and handling stolen goods 17,059 16,340 18,220 15,954 86,715 82,701 87,730 94,967
Total England and Wales 34,162 34,220 36,688 32,882 145,383 142,646 148,938 157,050
(1) The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.

(2) 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.

(3) Excludes data for Cardiff magistrates court for April, July, and August 2008.

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services in the Ministry of Justice

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