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NCJ Number: 185897 Find in a Library
Title: Recorded Crime Statistics England and Wales, April 1999 to March 2000
Author(s): David Povey; Judith Cotton; Suzannah Sisson
Date Published: July 18, 2000
Page Count: 42
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
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report contains recorded crime statistics for England and Wales, April 1999 to March 2000.
Abstract: During the period April 1999 to March 2000, the police in England and Wales recorded 5.3 million offenses, an increase of 3.8 percent over the previous 12 months. Eighty-three percent of the 1999 offenses were against property; 13 percent were violent crimes. Eighteen of the 43 forces recorded fewer crimes in the 12 months to March 2000. Violence against the person rose 16 percent compared to a 10 percent fall the previous year. Sexual offenses rose 4 percent and robberies increased 26 percent. Theft of vehicles fell 4 percent, while theft from vehicles fell 2 percent. Domestic burglary fell 6 percent, while non-domestic burglary fell 3 percent. Twenty-five percent of all crimes, including 59 percent of violent crimes, were cleared during 1999/2000. More than half of all detected crimes were cleared using a charge or summons, while fewer than one in six were detected with no further action taken by the police. Figures, tables, notes, appendix
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Clearance rates; England; Foreign crime statistics; Offense statistics; Offenses; Police reports; Property crime statistics; Violent crime statistics; Wales
Note: Home Office Statistical Bulletin, Issue 12/00
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