§ Mr. W. H. Green
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will split up the 5,610 burglaries and house breakings which occurred in the Metropolitan police district last year to show how many arose in the case of warehouses, offices, ordinary houses and shops, if possible differentiating between lock-up shops and others.
§ Mr. H. Morrison
The figure to which my hon. Friend refers consists only of cases where house property had been entered During the 12 months ending 31st December last, 7,344 cases of breaking into warehouses, offices, shops and similar property were reported in the Metropolitan Police District. Particulars of these cases are as follow:
Tailors and Outfitters, etc. … 1,767 Factories and Warehouses, etc. … 1,530 Cafes, Grocers, Butchers, Bakers etc. … 1,041 Tobacconists and Confectioners … 800 Offices … 763 Jewellers, Chemists, Hairdressers … 410 Garages, Wireless and Cycle Dealers … 317 Clubs, Pavilions, Public Houses … 243 Departmental Stores … 153 Schools, Halls, Cinemas, etc. … 95 Stationers and Bookstalls, etc. … 70 Miscellaneous … 155
It is not possible to differentiate between lock-up shops and others.