HC Deb 25 February 1997 vol 291 c130W
Mr. Boateng

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many(a) arrests and (b) charges were made by police forces in England and Wales in each of the past five years. [17119]

Mr. Maclean

Information on the number of arrests is given in the table. Data on the number of persons charged are not collected centrally. However, prosecution data are published in the Command Paper "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales 1995"—table 6A refers. Copies are in the Library.

Number of persons arrested
England and Wales
Year Number
1991 1,729,121
1992 1,733,081
1993 1,702,101
1994 1,747,804
1995 1,708,851