§ Mr. Wheeler
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis showing for the year 1984 in respect of each London borough of police districts (a) the ages and sex of victims of recorded offences of robbery and (b) the ages and sex of victims of recorded woundings and serious assaults.
§ Mr. Mellor
I understand from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that the readily available information is as given in the following table. To provide a breakdown of this information by boroughs or police districts would involve disproportionate cost; it would require extensive tables of figures, many of which would be small and so subject to wide variation and possibly misleading.299W
Offence Sex and Age of Victim 0–9 10–15 16–24 25–93 40–59 60 and over Total Sex or age not recorded Total recorded offences Female 4 10 73 63 31 9 190 Other wounding and assault Male 164 1,122 4,008 3,600 1,923 374 11,191 2,190 17,137 Female 88 335 1,334 1,264 590 145 3,756