HC Deb 29 October 2003 vol 412 cc279-80W
Mr. Rosindell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what percentage of crimes committed in the last 12 months were violent; [133995]

(2) what the levels of violent crime were in the London borough of Havering in each year since 1997. [134001]

Ms Blears

In the 12 months to March 2003, violent crime accounted for 17 per cent. of the overall offences recorded in England and Wales. Violent crime is comprised of the following offence classifications, Violence against the person, Sexual offences, and Robbery.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave him on 14 October 2003, Official Report, column 18W.