§ Mr. Winnick
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the latest figures for crimes of violence and the percentage difference since 1978.
§ Mr. John Patten
Information on notifiable offences of violent crime—violence against the person, sexual offences and robbery—is published in tables 2.8 to 2.10 of "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales, 1988", Cm 847 and in table 4 of Home Office Statistical Bulletin 31/90; copies of these publications are available in the Library. Between 1978 and the 12 months to June 1990 violent crime approximately doubled and represents only 6 per cent. of total recorded crime, similar to the proportion in 1978.