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|Table A: Numbers of credit card fraud offences recorded for Lancashire police force area, 1998-99 to 2001-02|
An expanded offence coverage and revised set of counting rules were introduced in April 1998. Figures recorded before and after this date are therefore not directly comparable.
|Table B: Numbers of credit card fraud offences recorded for Lancashire police force area, 2002-03 to 2005-06|
Numbers of recorded crime were affected by changes in reporting and recording following the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard (NCRS) in April 2002. These data are therefore not directly comparable with earlier years.
Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of victims of crime were (a) eligible for and (b) provided with the enhanced service as set out in the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime in the last year for which figures are available. 
Section 4 of the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime specifies that eligibility for enhanced
services is based on whether the victim is vulnerable or intimidated (as defined by sections 16 and 17 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999). The Home Office does not collect information centrally about how many or what percentage of all victims of crime are vulnerable or intimidated, or on how many or what percentage were provided with enhanced services under the code.
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of available evidence on (a) victims' willingness to participate in restorative justice processes and (b) the benefits victims feel they receive from the processes; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Government have invested £5 million in the crime reduction programme restorative justice pilots and their evaluation. These pilots delivered restorative justice at all stages of the criminal justice system and to both juveniles and adults. The second (of four) research reports was published in February 2006, Restorative justice in practicefindings from the second phase of the evaluation of three schemes, Home Office Research Findings No 274. This report found that victims were prepared to participate in the restorative justice process and that victim participation was very high where cases involved young offenders. The third research report on victim and offender satisfaction is expected to be published later this year.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) arrests and (b) charges were made under section 12(4) of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 in each London borough in each year since 2001; 
(2) how many (a) arrests, (b) charges and (c) convictions for (i) allowing disorderly conduct on licensed premises and (ii) sale of alcohol to a person who is drunk were made in each London borough in each year since 2003. 
Data from the Court Proceedings Database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform showing the number of defendants proceeded against for alcohol consumption in a designated place under section 12 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2004, broken down by London Court Area for the years 2003-05, are provided in table A. No defendants have been proceeded against in Greater London for either (i) allowing disorderly conduct on licensed premises or (ii) sale of alcohol to a person who is drunk during those years.
The offences of consumption of alcohol in a designated public place and sale of alcohol to a person who is drunk can attract a penalty notice for disorder (PND), and data on the number of PNDs issued for those offences in the Metropolitan police force area in 2004, 2005, as well as provisional data for January to
June 2006 are provided in table B. PND data are collected at police force area level only and more detailed data are not centrally collected.
|Table A: Number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts for consumption of alcohol in a designated public place, by London Court Area, 2003-05( 1,2)|
|London Court Area||2003||2004||2005|
|(1) Principal offence basis. (2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.|
|Table B: Number of penalty notices for disorder issued for selected offences in Greater London, 2004, 2005 and January to June 2006 Provisional Data( 1)|
|Police force area||DA16 Sale of alcohol to drunken person( 2)||DB07 Consumption of alcohol in public place|
|(1) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used. (2) Offence added to the PND scheme on the 4 April 2005. (3) Not applicable. (4) Provisional figures.|
John Reid: All issues of the magazine for the last 12 months have already been supplied to the parliamentary library. We are currently updating the distribution process of the magazine so that all future copies will be sent there automatically.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what response he has made to the statement of Michael A. Braun, Chief of Operations of the US Drug Enforcement Administration, before a Committee of the House of Representatives on the support for Operation White Dollar from the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency. 
Mark Hunter: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of (a) (i) physical, (ii) psychological, (iii) financial and (iv) sexual abuse and (b) neglect of elderly people were (A) reported and (B) prosecuted in (1) England and Wales and (2) Cheadle in the last 12 months. 
Mr. McNulty: The specific information requested is not recorded separately within police recorded crime statistics. This data series does not contain any information relating to the victim and therefore, breakdowns by age are not possible. However, The Home Office does, via the British Crime Survey, annually publish the risk of being a victim of different crime types by age group for men and women. The most recent figures, based on the 2005-06 BCS, found that overall older people were less likely to be victims of crime than younger people (see tables 1 and 2).
Table 1 shows that households where the household reference person (HRP) was aged 65 or more were less likely to be victims of burglary, criminal damage or vehicle thefts than those living in households where the head of household is younger. For instance, 1.5 per cent. of households where the HRP was aged 75 and over were victims of one or more burglaries in 2005-06, compared with 2.4 per cent. of all households and 5.9 per cent. of households where the HRP was aged 16 to 24.
Table 2 shows that the risk of being a victim of violent crime is considerably lower for older people than younger adults. For instance, 0.5 per cent. of men and women aged 65 to 74 were victims of one or more incidents of violence in 2005-06. This compares with 3.4 per cent. of all adults, 12.6 per cent. of men aged 16 to 24 and 7.0 per cent. of women aged 16 to 24. It also shows 0.3 per cent. of men and 1.3 per cent. of women aged 75 and over were victims of one of more incidents
of theft from the person in 2005-06. This compares with 2.3 per cent. of men and 3.3 per cent. of women aged 16 to 24.
|Table 1: Percentage of households victims of burglary, vehicle thefts and criminal damage by age of household reference person 2005-06 BCS|
|Percentage victims once or more|
|Age of household reference person||All burglary||All vehicle theft||All criminal damage|
Figures for vehicle thefts based on vehicle-owning households.
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