§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give details of the percentage of recorded offences cleared up by the police in Wales in 1986, according to offence groups.
§ Mr. Mellor
The information requested is given in the table.
Clear-up rates1 for notifiable offences recorded by the police 1986, by offence group Wales Percentages Violence against the person 83 Sexual offences 86 Robbery 31 Theft and handling stolen goods 56 Fraud and Forgery 82 Criminal Damage2 30 Other notifiable offences 96 Total notifiable offences 2 40 1 The proportion of notifiable offences cleared up by the police expressed as a percentage of those recorded. 2 Excluding offences of 'other criminal damage' value £20 and under.