§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will publish in the Official Report a table giving details of the number of cases reported of robbery of the person, with and without causing grevious bodily harm, and the offence commonly known as "mugging"; and in how many of these prosecutions were initiated, and with what success, since October 1979 until the latest most convenient stated date, giving similar details for a similar stated period as far before October 1979 as may prove possible.
§ Mr. Mayhew
Information is not collected centrally on the circumstances of offences of robbery. Information relating to all offences of robbery is published annually in "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales" (Tables 2.7, 2.14 and 5.1 of the volume for 1980 (Cmnd. 8376) and Table S2.1(a) of supplementary tables 1980 Vol. 2) and quarterly data of the number of offences of robbery recorded by the police in England and Wales are published in Home Office Statistical Bulletins (Issue 17/82 relates to the first half of 1982). However, the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis includes some information on the circumstances of offences of robbery recorded in the Metropolitan police district in his annual report (Appendix 20 of the report for 1981 (Cmnd. 8569)).