§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of robbery and other violent theft, burglary and armed robbery were reported in each month of 1980 and 1981 in the Metropolitan police districts which cover the area of the London borough of Newham.
§ Mr. Mayhew
This information is not collected centrally.
My right hon. Friend is satisfied with the arrangements for financial compensation, through the criminal injuries compensation scheme, for personal injuries arising from crimes of violence. In addition, victims of violent crime, particularly the old, often need psychological support and practical help and advice. This is best provided locally and 122W the Government therefore welcome the admirable work of local victims support schemes. The Government are helping to promote the expansion and development of such schemes by giving grant aid towards the administrative costs of the National Association of Victims' Support Schemes.