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NCJ Number: 165259 Find in a Library
Title: Notifiable Offenses England and Wales, July 1995 to June 1996
Author(s): D Povey; P Taylor; L Watson
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
Information and Publications Group
United Ki
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
Information and Publications Group
Room 201
50 Queen Anne's Gate
London, SW1H 9AT,
United Kingdom
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report presents data on notifiable offenses for England and Wales from July 1995 to 1996.
Abstract: A total of 5.1 million offenses were recorded by the police in the 12 months to June 1996, an increase of 0.4 percent from the previous 12 months. Ninety-three percent of crimes were against property; 6 percent were violent crimes. A total of 24 of the 43 police forces recorded fewer crimes in the 12 months to June 1996 than in the previous period. Overall, violent crime increased by 10 percent to 331,000 offenses, the largest increase for 8 years. Burglaries decreased by 16,500 or 1 percent to 1.2 million, the third consecutive 12-month decrease. Thefts decreased by 38,100 to 2.4 million, a 2-percent decrease. Within this category, vehicle crimes decreased by 10,100, or 1 percent, to 1.3 million. The report notes that the propensity of the public to report offenses to the police is related to various factors. These include actions of the insurance industry, which in some cases require offenses to be reported to the police before claims are considered. Extensive tables and figures
Main Term(s): Offense statistics
Index Term(s): Crime patterns; Foreign crime statistics
Note: Home Office Statistical Bulletin, Issue 18/96, September 24, 1996. US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program
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