§ Mrs. Beckett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Cardiff, South and Penarth (Mr. Michael) of 925W 26 November, Official Report, columns 237–38, how many notifiable offences there were for each police force area in each year since June 1983, (a) in total, (b) broken down into each category of offence and (c) what was the clear-up rate in each category.
§ Mr. Maclean
Statistics on the number of notifiable offences recorded by the police by police force area and offence group are published annually in table 2.5 of the command paper "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales". Figures for clear-ups are published in table 2.9 of the volumes for 1991 and 1992 and in table 2.19 of the 1990 volume.
Figures for clear-ups by selected offence groups are published in table 2.19 of the volumes for 1986 to 1989. Information for earlier years is not available centrally.
Copies of the annual command paper "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales" are available in the Library.