HC Deb 09 June 1997 vol 295 cc323-4W
22. Mr. Stephen Twigg

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the OECD countries in which there has been a rise in violent crime equivalent to that in England and Wales in the last 10 years. [937]

Mr. Michael

The latest information available shows that over the period 1987–95 the number of violent crimes recorded by the police rose by 60 per cent. in England and Wales, of the 13 OECD countries for which information is available only France (71 per cent.) and New Zealand (80 per cent.) had a higher percentage increase while the lowest increase was Italy at 4 per cent.