§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is yet in a position to publish figures for the last quarter of 1981 for serious offences recorded by the police in the London borough of Newham in the same form as those given in the answer to the hon. Member for Newham, North-West on 18 January, Official Report, c. 15–16.
§ Mr. Mayhew
We understand from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that the information requested is as shown in the following table.
Serious offences recorded by the police in the London borough of Newham by Metropolitan Police Office classification groups Newham, October-December 1981 Offence classification Number of offences Assaults etc (including homicide) 142 Robbery and other violent theft 126 of which:-Robbery of personal property following sudden attack in the open, there being no previous association between assailant and victim 25 Burglary 1,259 Autocrime 1,985 Other theft and handling 885 Fraud and forgery 317 Criminal damage and other offences 686 TOTAL 5,400