HC Deb 14 January 1993 vol 216 cc796-7W
Mr. Hain

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the percentage increase in crime since 1979 for(a) the United Kingdom, (b) South Wales and (c) Neath.

Mr. Jack

This answer refers only to England and Wales. Between 1979 and 1991 recorded crime in England and Wales has risen at an average rate of 6.3 per cent. In South Wales it has risen by an average of 7 per cent. Crime figures for Neath are not collected centrally.