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Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many cases of (a) violence against the person, (b) sexual offences, (c) robbery, (d) burglary, (e) theft, (f) fraud and forgery, (g) criminal damage and (h) drugs offences police cautions were given in each of the last five years; and what proportion of such cases were first offences. 
The number of offenders issued with a caution for (a) violence against the person, (b) sexual offences, (c) robbery, (d) burglary, (e) theft, (f) fraud and forgery, (g) criminal damage and (h) drugs offences in England and Wales for the years 2002 to 2006 is shown in the following table.
|The number of defendants issued with a caution for offences relating to various types of offences in England and Wales, 2002 to 2006( 1,2,3)|
|(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 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.
(3) From 1 June 2000 the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 came into force nationally and removed the use of cautions for persons under 18 and replaced them with reprimands and final warnings. These figures have been included in the totals.
CJEAUOffice for Criminal Justice ReformMinistry of Justice
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of time on average (a) all officers and (b) patrol officers spent on (i) incident and (ii) non-incident related paperwork in each year since 2003-04; and how long each spent on average on patrol in each year. 
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was raised from the police precept in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) each police authority in England and Wales in 1997-98; and how much is expected to be raised in 2008-09. 
|Council tax requirement|
|(1) Lincolnshire police authority will be required to set a revised budget requirement and council tax following approval by the House of Commons on 9 July of an order to cap the authority in 2008-09. Source: DCLGfrom English Police Authorities/WAGfrom Welsh Police Authorities.|
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers have received firearm injuries while on duty (a) in England and Wales and (b) broken down by police force area in each year since 1997. 
Mr. McNulty: Data on crimes recorded by the police in which a police officer on duty was injured by a firearm (excluding air weapons) from 1997-98 up to and including 2006-07 are given in the following table.
|Crimes recorded by the police in England and Wales in which a police officer was injured( 1 ) by a firearm (excluding air weapons), by police force area 1997-98 to 2006-07|
|Police force area||Total injuries|
|(1) Includes fatal, serious and slight injuries.|
(2) There was a change in counting rules for recorded crime on 1 April 1998.
(3) Numbers of some recorded crimes may have been inflated by some police forces implementing the principles of the National Crime Recording Standard before 1 April 2002.
(4) The national Crime Recording Standard was introduced on 1 April 2002. Figures for some crime categories may have been inflated by this.
(5) More explicit guidelines for the classification of weapons introduced on 1 April 2004, may have increased the recording of firearm offences, particularly those committed by imitation weapons.
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