§ 33. Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes of violence were committed in the borough of Bournemouth in 1982; and how this compares with figures for 1977 and 1972, respectively.
§ Mr. Mayhew
The information collected centrally is for police force areas and is published annually in "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales"—table 2.5 of the volume for 1981, Cmnd. 8668. It should be noted that the local authority re-organisation in 1974 affected the boundaries of Hampshire police force area.