Crime: Shropshire

Home Department written question – answered on 7th April 2010.

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Photo of Owen Paterson Owen Paterson Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) car thefts, (b) burglaries and (c) violent crimes have been reported in North Shropshire in each year since 1997.

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

The requested information is given in the tables.

Figures at Community Safety Partnership (CSP) level, formerly Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRP), are available from 1999-2000 onwards. CSPs arose from the introduction of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.

The National Crime Recording Standard was introduced in April 2002. Figures before and after this date are not directly comparable.

Police recorded crime statistics are affected by changes in reporting and recording practice, and can be influenced by police priorities and activity.

All of these factors need to be considered when looking at the trends in recorded crime. The Audit Commission undertook substantial audit work on crime recording in the years following the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002 (up until 2006-07) this indicating a generally increasing level of NCRS compliance across forces in this period.

Table 1: Offences recorded by the police in the North Shropshire Community Safety Partnership area-1999-2000 to 2001-02( 1)
Number of offences
Offence 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02
Violence against the person 491 436 738
Burglary in a dwelling 222 217 180
Other burglary * * *
Theft of motor vehicle 166 148 111
"*" = Not available.

(1) The data in this table are prior to the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002. These figures are not directly comparable with those for later years.

Table 2: Offences recorded by the police in the North Shropshire Community Safety Partnership area-2002-03 to 2008-09( 1)
Number of offences
Offence 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Violence against the person 881 886 705 567 649 612 484
Burglary in a dwelling 183 159 128 117 108 100 137
Other burglary 574 453 392 397 329 412 360
Theft of motor vehicle 129 98 104 79 84 78 78
(1) The data in this table take account of the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002. These figures are not directly comparable with those for earlier years.

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