§ David Wright
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recorded burglaries have taken place in Telford in each year since 1992. 
§ Mr. Denham
Information on numbers of certain offences has been collected centrally at police Basic Command Unit (BCU), and Crime and Disorder Reduction partnership level, since 1 April 1999. The Home Office statistical bulletin "Recorded Crime England and Wales, 12 months to March 2001", published on 19 July 2001, shows that in the Telford BCU there were 1,507 burglaries in a dwelling in the year ending March 2000, and 1,065 such offences in the year ending March 2001, a decrease of 29 per cent.