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David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Nepalese citizens who had not served in the British Army (a) applied for British citizenship and (b) were granted British citizenship in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Wilshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many convicted prisoners who served (a) all and (b) the final part of their sentence at HMP Bronzefield have continued to be detained there pending deportation since the prison opened; 
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) arrested, (b) charged, (c) prosecuted, (d) found guilty and (e) given a custodial sentence in cases involving (i) domestic violence, (ii) rape, (iii) violence against the person and (iv) burglary in each police constabulary area in each year between 1997 and 2006. 
Mr. McNulty: Information on arrests for offences of domestic violence and rape is not separately identified within the arrests collection held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform. The collection is based on persons arrested for recorded crime (notifiable offences) by main offence group.
Available information from 1999-2000 to 2004-05 (latest available) on persons arrested for violence against the person and burglary offences by police force area is too large to be included in the answer but I have arranged for a copy of the relevant table to be placed in the Library. Information on arrests for the other offence categories is not centrally held. Information on arrests for 2005-06 will be available later this year.
Information taken from the Court Proceedings Database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform showing the number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts, found guilty at all courts, sentenced, and sentenced to immediate custody for violence against the person, burglary and rape, for the years 1997-2005 (latest available), is too large to be included in the answer but I have arranged for a copy of the relevant table to be placed in the Library.
Although prosecutions for domestic violence cannot be separately identified from other offences of assault and violence against the person on the Court Proceedings Database, the CPS holds records of proceedings for domestic violence cases since the full implementation of the Compass Case Management System. The number of prosecutions for domestic violence cases completed in each of the 42 areas of the CPS in 2005 and in 2006, together with the number and the proportion of cases resulting in conviction and in an unsuccessful outcome is too large to be included in the answer but I have arranged for a copy of the relevant table to be placed in the Library.
The year-on-year increase in prosecutions for domestic violence, from 44,244 in 2005 to 56,411 in 2006, is believed to reflect both improved levels of reporting of these offences and improvements in the quality of CPS records.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) the total number of criminal offences, (b) the total number of criminal offences abolished and (c) the total number of criminal offences created in England and Wales was in each year between 1997 and 2006. 
Mr. Paice: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) burglaries, (b) acts of violence against the person, (c) sexual offences, (d) instances of vehicle crime, (e) instances of property crime and (f) acts of vandalism there were in rural police force areas in each year since 1997. 
|Table 1: Numbers of offences recorded in rural police force areas1997|
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The defining of rural police force areas within England and Wales has been taken in accordance with the ACORN (A Classification Of Residential Neighbourhoods) guidance as published in the Statistical Bulletin 01/02 Rural Crime England and Wales. Of the 13 forces given in the table, ACORN defines four of them as Most Rural (Dyfed-Powys, Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire and North Wales), and nine of them as Less Rural (Cambridgeshire, Cumbria, Devon and Cornwall, Durham, Gloucestershire, Norfolk, Suffolk, West Mercia and Wiltshire).
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