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Theft: Motor Vehicles

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Andrew Percy Andrew Percy Conservative, Brigg and Goole

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many thefts of motor vehicles were recorded in (a) Brigg and Goole constituency and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber in each of the last five years.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Glen Watson, dated February 2013

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics (ONS), I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many thefts of motor vehicles were recorded in (a) Brigg and Goole constituency and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber in each of the last five years (143803).

Police recorded crime figures are provided for the last five financial years (April to March) for East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire local authority areas combined and for Yorkshire and Humber. Crime data are not available at parliamentary constituency level; in this instance Brigg and Goole constituency spans two local authority areas. A combined figure for these two local authority areas is given. It should be noted that this combined area will cover a much larger area than Brigg and Goole constituency itself.

The table includes crimes recorded as either ‘Aggravated vehicle taking’ or ‘Theft or unauthorised taking of motor vehicle’.

  2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire 1,144 1,163 781 696 584
Yorkshire and the Humber Region 19,466 17,875 12,962 10,766 8,900

National Statistics published by ONS on police recorded crime at local authority level are only available for aggregated offence groups. Therefore the data provided above, which refer to more specific offences, have been extracted from ‘Police recorded crime open data Community Safety Partnership tables from 2007-8 to 2010-11’ and ‘Police recorded crime open data Community Safety Partnership tables from 2011-12’, available at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/science-research-statistics/research-statistics/crime-research/prc-open-data-tables/

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