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Crimes of Violence

November 11, 2008

Question written on 11/11/2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of violence against the person were recorded (a) in total and (b) per 1,000 of the population for (i) England, (ii) the Avon and Somerset Constabulary area and (iii) Bath and North East Somerset in each year from 1997 to 2008.

Answered by Alan Campbell

The available information is given in the following tables. Bath and North East Somerset is a Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRP) area. Data for violence against the person at CDRP level are only available from 1999-2000 onwards. Table 1: Offences of violence against the person recorded by the police1997 Number of offences Area Number of offences Rate per 1,000 populationEngland233,4415Avon and Somerset9,6147Bath and North East Somersetn/an/an/a = Not available Table 2: Offences of violence against the person recorded by the police1998-99 to 2001-02 Number of offences Area England Avon and Somerset Bath and North East Somerset 1998-99Number of offences470,68912,333n/aRate per 1,000 population108n/a 1999-2000Number of offences543,11412,9211,108Rate per 1,000 population1197 2000-01Number of offences562,67915,3761,198Rate per 1,000 population11107 2001-02Number of offences613,86917,6861,640Rate per 1,000 population121210n/a = Not available Notes: 1. The coverage was extended and counting rules revised from 1998-99. Figures from that date are not directly comparable with those for 1997. 2. The data in this table are prior to the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard. These figures are not directly comparable with those for later years. Table 3: Offences of violence against the person recorded by the police2002-03 to 2007-08 Number of offences Area England Avon and Somerset Bath and North East Somerset 2002-03Number of offences781,76820,7391,544Rate per 1,000 population16149 2003-04Number of offences902,73226,5302,000Rate per 1,000 population181812 2004-05Number of offences981,64631,4622,685Rate per 1,000 population202116 2005-06Number of offences992,61230,4962,877Rate per 1,000 population202017 2006-07Number of offences976,36930,8813,000Rate per 1,000 population192017 2007-08Number of offences896,28727,1472,857Rate per 1,000 population181716 Note: The data in this table take account of the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002. These figures are not directly comparable with those for earlier years.