HC Deb 18 May 2004 vol 421 cc853-4W
Mr. Love

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the crime figures, including figures for(a) dangerous crime and (b) drug-related offences, in the constituency of Edmonton in (i) 1991–92, (ii) 2001–02 and (iii) 2003. [169303]

Caroline Flint

[holding answer 5 May 2004]: The constituency of Edmonton is within the Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRP) for Enfield. 'Dangerous crime' is taken to mean violent crime. The available information therefore relates to offences of violent crime which is comprised of violence against the person, sexual offences and robbery. With regard to drug-related offences, the available data relates to the recorded offences of trafficking, possession and other drug offences. CDRP data for violent crime is only available from 1998–99, and for drug offences from 2002–03, and is quoted in the table.

Recorded offences in the Enfield Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership Area
Violent crime Drug offenses
1991 n/a n/a
2001–02 6,665 n/a
2002–03 6,964 746
Figures for 2002–03 will have been affected by the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard on 1 April 2002.

The total number of offences recorded in the Enfield Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership for 2002–03 is 30,042. Totals for earlier years are not available centrally. Detailed statistics for Enfield for 2002–03 (including quarterly data) are available on the new Home Office website at: www.crimestatistics.org.uk.