§ Mr. Kaufman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if his Department has made any study of the relationship between the incidence of crime, and of different types of crime, and (a) the different days of the week, (b) public holidays and special events, (c) the seasons and (d) the weather; and if he will make a statement;
(2) if his Department has made any study of the incidence of crime on Sundays; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mellor
Evidence from police statistics and crime surveys suggests that the incidence of different types of crime fluctuates according to opportunity, which may itself be affected by any or all of the factors mentioned by the right hon. Member, but no specific research has been undertaken.