§ 32. Mr. Lagden
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many assaults, rapes, and murders were known to the police during the months of November and December, 1960, and January, 1961.
§ Mr. Vosper
I regret that figures for January, 1961, are not yet available, and that there are no statistics of non-indictable assaults known to the police. I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT a table giving for November and December, 1960, the other figures asked for.
§ Mr. Lagden
While anticipating the figures which will eventually be given, may I ask my right hon. Friend whether the Home Secretary will give an undertaking to view with an open mind all deterrents for these crimes of violence?
|Following is the information:|
|Offence||Number of offences initially recorded as known to the police in November and December, 1960|
|Indecent assault on a woman||1,393|
|* These figures are subject to reclassification if the offence is later found not to be murder.|