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|Table 2: Percentage of adult victims of violence and theft from the person by age2005-06 BCS|
|Percentage victims once or more|
|All violence||Theft from person|
Mr. Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) firearms and (b) rounds of ammunition were seized by police forces in England and Wales in each of the last three years. 
However, ACPOAssociation of Chief Police Officerssupported by the Home Office, are currently developing the national ballistics intelligence programmeNABIPwhich will implement a national police firearms intelligence system incorporating: a registry of recovered weapons and ammunition, a tactical intelligence database and a police-based forensic capability to link firearm incidents. NABIP is due to be launched in April 2008.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were victims of (a) fatal and (b) non-fatal shootings in each year between 1997 and 2006, broken down by ethnic group. 
Mr. McNulty: The ethnicity of gun crime victims has been collected since April 2004 only. The number of shootings resulting in (a) fatal and (b) serious/slight injuries in 2004-05 and 2005-06, by ethnicity of victim, is provided in the following table:
|Crimes recorded by the police in which weapons (including air weapons) were reported to have been fired and caused injury, England and Wales, 2004-05 and 2005-06|
|Victim ethnicity||Fatal injury||Serious( 1) or slight injury||Fatal injury||Serious( 1) or slight injury|
|(1) A serious injury is one which necessitated detention in hospital or involved fractures, concussion, severe general shock, penetration by a bullet or multiple shot wounds. Note: These figures may not agree with those presented in the homicide chapter of Homicides, Firearm Offences and Intimate Violence 2005/06 (HOSB 02/07) because the homicide figures are compiled at a later date and take into account the results of court proceedings.|
Mr. Sutcliffe: Data held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform on the number of people prosecuted for electoral fraud under the Representation of the People Act 1983, in England and Wales, 2001 to 2005 are shown in the following table.
|Number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts for electoral fraud under the Representation of the People Act 1983 England and Wales, 2001 to 2005( 1,2)|
|(1) These data are on the 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.
Mr. McNulty: Available data relate to currently recorded offences of homicide (murder, manslaughter and infanticide) between 2001-02 and 2005-06, where the principal suspect is aged under 25 is given in the following table:
|Offences currently( 1, 2) recorded as homicide where the principal suspect is aged under 25, England and Wales, 2001-02 to 2005-06|
|Number of victims|
|(1 )As at 9 October 2006; figures are subject to revision as cases are dealt with by the police and by the courts, or as further information becomes available. (2) Offences are shown according to the year in which the police initially recorded the offence as homicide. This is not necessarily the year in which the incident took place or the year in which any court decision was made.|
Mr. Steen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 31 January to question 118556, how many people were charged with offences related to trafficking of people in England and Wales in each year since 2000; and how many were charged under immigration legislation. 
Mr. Coaker [holding answer 22 February 2007]: Information on charging is not held within the Office for Criminal Justice Reform. The following table has been provided by the Crown Prosecution Services; it shows the number of charged offences under s57, s58 and s59 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003; and s25 Immigration Act 1971 for offences of trafficking people reaching a first hearing in 2005 and 2006. Any offences under s4 Asylum and Immigration Act 2004 would also be relevant to the hon. Members question, but no such offences were recorded during the two years in question.
|Number of charged offences under s57, s58 and s59 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003; and s25 Immigration Act 1971 for offences of trafficking people reaching a first hearing for 2005 and 2006|
Figures represent numbers of offences reaching a first hearing
Offence Based universe of CPS (Crown Prosecution Services) Compass Management Information System
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures he will put in place to help vulnerable foreign nationals who have difficulty travelling register for a biometric immigration document. 
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