§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will publish, from information available to him from international sources, a table comparing the official statistics recently published on the com- 214W mission of serious crime in Great Britain with those for the United States of America, the Scandinavian countries and other developed countries for which comparable statistics are available.
§ Mr. Elystan Morgan
It is generally accepted by criminologists that there is as yet no satisfactory way of comparing the criminal statistics of different countries. Statistics from a number of countries are collected by Interpol and published in a volume "International Crime Statistics" that is to be found in the Library of the House; but they are of only limited value for the purpose of making international comparisons.