§ Mrs. Curtis-Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the level of recorded crime in Crosby in the last 12 months. 
§ Ms Blears
Six categories of recorded crime at Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRP) and police Basic Command Unit (BCU) level have been collected and published for the period from 1 April 1999. These categories are listed in the table, with the number of crimes for the latest available year in the Sefton CDRP and BCU within which Crosby falls. 663W This data has been published on the Home Office Website at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs2/hosb703sup1.xls.
Recorded Crimes in Sefton CDRP/BCU area in year ending March 2003.
Offence category Number of recorded crimes Violence against the person 3,016 Sexual Offences 185 Robbery 334 Burglary in a dwelling 2,533 Theft of vehicle 1,542 Theft from vehicle 1,629
Merseyside adopted the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002, and so this will have affected the 2002/03 figures given above.