HC Deb 02 April 1987 vol 113 c588W
21. Mr. Patchett

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the increase in robbery (a) between 1974 and 1979 and (b) from 1979 to 1986.

Mr. Mellor

The number of offences of robbery recorded by the police in England and Wales increased by an average of 7.6 per cent. a year between 1974 and 1979. In the last five years the average increase was 8.1 per cent.