HC Deb 20 February 1997 vol 290 c738W
24. Mr. Berry

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the proportion of recorded crime that resulted in prosecutions in(a) 1979 and (b) the latest period for which figures are available. [15306]

Mr. Maclean

The latest information relates to 1995 and indicates that 10 per cent. of recorded offences against individuals and their property resulted in a prosecution. Information for 1979 is not available in the form requested and could be produced only at disproportionate cost.