HC Deb 03 February 1982 vol 17 cc131-2W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish in the Official Report the crime figures for personal assault in Great Britain in the six months period following the disorders in April 1981; and if he will list the comparative figures for the six month period preceding those disturbances.

Mr. Mayhew

Quarterly figures of offences of violence against the person and of robbery recorded by the police in England and Wales are published in quarterly Home Office statistical bulletins, which are placed in the Library of the House. The latest issue—No. 27/81—gives figures up to the third quarter of 1981—table 1. Seasonal variations may affect changes between successive quarters and figures should be compared with the corresponding period of the previous year.