§ 33. Mr. Currie
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of cases of rape, robbery with 357 violence, robbery with aggravation, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, respectively, committed in England and Wales by young persons between the ages of 16 and 21 years in the years 1938, 1954, and 1959, respectively.
§ Mr. Vosper
I will, with permission, circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT such of the figures as are available.
|As my right hon. Friend explained in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Blackley (Mr. E. Johnson) on 5th November, he thinks it better, because of differences in recording in different areas, not to distinguish in published figures between the various categories of robbery. I regret that separate figures for the age groups in question are not available for 1938, and none are yet available for 1959. The figures which can be given are as follows:|
|NUMBER OF PERSONS CONVICTED OR FOUND GUILTY OF RAPE, ROBBERY AND ASSAULT OCCASIONING ACTUAL BODILY HARM|
|Aged 17 and under 21||Aged 16||Aged 17 and under 21||Aged 16||Aged 17 and under 21|
|Assault occasioning actual bodily harm||Not available||67||379||201||1,137|