HC Deb 29 June 1910 vol 18 c931

asked the Home Secretary whether he could state how many habitual criminals were at large in the police district of Burnley; and how many complaints were made to the police in Burnley in the last twelve months, under each of the following heads: Offences against the person, offences against property without violence, offences against property with "violence, and malicious injury to property?


The following figures are taken from the return for 1909:—

Habitual criminals known to the police at large on 6th April, 1909 20
Crimes known to the police during the year 1909:—
Offences against the person 9
Offences against property without violence 163
Offences against property with violence 58
Malicious injury to property 1


Is he aware that these figures prove the alarming fact that there are more serious crimes in Burnley than in the whole of Ireland put together?


May I ask whether the police at Burnley have made any reports that crime is excessive or that they are unable to deal with it?


I cannot discuss the matter. I have merely given the facts as they are reported to me.