HC Deb 17 October 1989 vol 158 c16W
Mr. Amess

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons were(a) charged and (b) convicted of armed robbery in 1987 and 1988.

Mr. John Patten

There is no specific category of armed robbery. However on the information available centrally, it is estimated that in 1987 there were 470 persons found guilty of robbery where a firearms offence was involved. Similar estimates for prosecutions are not possible. Information for 1988 is not yet available.