HC Deb 13 July 1999 vol 335 cc110-1W
Mr. Kemp

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sexual offences(a) were reported and (b) resulted in convictions in the last two years in the Northern Region. [90255]

Mr. Boateng

Figures for 1998 are not yet available. The overall figures for 1996 and 1997 for the North West (including Merseyside) and North East government regions are as follows:

Year Sexual offences recorded by the police Offenders convicted for sexual offences
1996 5,059 1,004
1997 5,581 1,003

It is important to note that the figures for offences reported and convictions are not directly comparable because convictions relate to offenders.