HC Deb 01 March 2004 vol 418 c737W
Chris Ruane

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the overall crime and disorder rates were for each ward in each principal seaside town of England and Wales in the latest month for which figures are available, listed in descending order according to level of crime and with figures for Welsh seaside towns disaggregated; and if he will make a statement. [154963]

Ms Blears [holding answer 23 February 2004]

Recorded crime statistics are collected centrally at Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRP) level. CDRF's were set up under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and are broadly Local Authority Areas. They include representatives from police, health, probation and other local agencies and provide strategies for reducing crime in the area. Figures for six key offence groups are collected at CDRP level. They are violence against the person, sexual offences, robbery, burglary in a dwelling, theft of a motor vehicle, and theft from a vehicle. There are currently 376 CDRPs in England and Wales.

Financial year figures for 2001–02 and 2002–03 for all CDRP areas, for six key offence groups are, available in Excel format on the Home Office Research Development Statistics website: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs2/hosb703supl.xls

CDRP figures are not available on a monthly basis.