Mr. Jim Callaghan
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish a separate breakdown of the figures for indictable crimes and violent robberies in England and Wales.
§ Mr. Mayhew
The total numbers of serious offences recorded by the police in England and Wales and the numbers which were of robbery are published in table 2.1 of "Criminal statistics, England and Wales, 1979"—Cmnd. 8098. Offences of robbery in which firearms were reported to have been used are given in table 3.1 of the same publication. Other details concerning the circumstances of offences are not collected centrally.