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|Number of offenders cautioned( 1) for knife possession offences( 2) , England and Wales, 2005 to 2007, broken down by police force area( 3,4)|
|(1) 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.|
(2) Includes the following offences and statutes;
Having an article with blade or point in public place. (Criminal Justice Act 1988 S.139 as amended by Offensive Weapons Act 1996 S.3).
Having an article with blade or point on school premises. (Criminal Justice Act 1988 S.139A (1)(5)(a) as added by Offensive Weapons Act 1996 S.4(1)).
(3) The cautions statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been cautioned for two or more offences at the same time the principal offence is the more serious offence.
(4) 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 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.
Evidence and Analysis UnitOffice for Criminal Justice Reform
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has made an assessment of the likelihood of a link between illegal radio broadcasting and organised criminal gangs. 
Mr. Grieve: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many claims for compensation have been received by her Department from individuals relating to passport applications and renewals in each of the last five years; and how much her Department paid in compensation in each such year. 
[holding answer 14 January 2009]: While the value of compensation paid out to individuals relating to all passport application types over the last five years
is held, the number of compensation claims received by the Identity and Passport Service is not recorded.
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the Identity and Passport Service has paid in compensation for delays in customers receiving passports in each year since 1997. 
Meg Hillier: It would not be possible to split out compensation payments for delays without incurring disproportionate cost. However the total compensation payments made to the public by the Identity and Passport Service in each year since 1997 is as follows:
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of levels of identity fraud; and what recent assessment she has made of public awareness of measures to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of identity fraud. 
Meg Hillier: British Crime Survey figures for 2006-07 show that 2 per cent. of those surveyed had been victims of identity fraud and our latest estimate is that identity fraud cost the UK economy at least £1.2 billion in the same year.
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