HC Deb 30 March 1982 vol 21 cc68-9W
Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give the figures for the number of (a) capital and (b) serious crimes in Cambridgeshire in each of the last six years; and what percentage were cleared up in each year under each category.

Mr. Mayhew

The information available available relates to the number of serious offences recorded by the police, which is published annually by offence in "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales"—table S.3.1 in volume 3 of the supplementary tables for 1980 and table 32 of the volume in 1979, Cmnd. 8098. The total number recorded in 1981 was 33,227. The corresponding clear-up rates are given in the following table:

Clear-up rate for serious* offences recorded by the police in Cambridgeshire police force area
Year Percentage
1976 51
1977 50
1978 55
1979 47
1980 55
1981 56
* Excluding "other criminal damage" value £20 and under.

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