HC Deb 16 March 1987 vol 112 cc361-2W
Dr. McDonald

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish in the Official Report the number of burglaries for each year since 1979 to the latest available date in Thurrock, indicating in each year the clear-up rate for burglaries in Thurrock.

Mr. Mellor

The information collected centrally relates to police force areas. Numbers of burglaries recorded in each police force area are published each year in the Command Paper "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales"—table 2.5 of the issue for 1986, Cmnd. 10—and most recently in table 6 of the Home Office Statistical Bulletin issue number 4/87. Clear-up rates for offences of burglary recorded by the Essex police are given in the following table:

Clear up rate1 for offences of burglary recorded by Essex police
1979 32
1980 37
1981 36
1982 32
1983 33
1984 33
1985 38
1986 33
1 Burglaries cleared up as a percentage of the total number of burglaries recorded by the police in the year.

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