HC Deb 29 March 1945 vol 409 c1555W
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.