§ Mrs. Dunwoody
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the number of rape offences reported to the police in 1982, 1983, 1984, and 1985, respectively, by police force area; and if he will also list the number of offences that have been cleared up.
§ Mr. Mellor
The available information is on the number of rapes recorded by each police force and is published annually in "Criminal Statistics Supplementary Tables" (volume 3, table S.3.1 of the issue for 1984). Figures for 1985 are not yet available. For the clear-up rates I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Knowsley, North (Mr. Kilroy-Silk) on 16 January 1986, at column 262.