Number of offenders
Offence group20042005200620072008200920102011

Indictable offences

        

Violence against the person

950

1,057

1,092

1,142

1,333

1,162

1,269

1,150

Sexual offences

73

66

57

78

87

71

122

88

Burglary

577

594

624

682

562

642

597

731

Robbery

1,010

1,106

1,533

1,791

1,570

1,419

1,585

1,892

Theft and handling stolen goods

1,859

1,688

1,850

2,199

1,949

1,877

1,959

1,798

Fraud and forgery

151

124

88

127

102

109

106

65

Criminal damage

278

247

253

258

132

74

85

96

Drug offences

943

1,155

1,235

1,544

1,946

1,763

1,832

1,704

Other (excluding motoring offences)

620

587

586

579

575

651

642

625

Motoring offences

92

89

91

61

51

37

29

33

Total

6,553

6,713

7,409

8,461

8,307

7,805

8,226

8,182

         

Summary offences

        

Offences (excluding motoring offences)

2,456

2,628

2,997

3,385

3,514

3,391

3,277

2,737

Motoring offences

2,677

2,311

1,779

1,393

980

774

665

542

Total

5,133

4,939

4,776

4,778

4,494

4,165

3,942

3,279

         

All offences(4)

11,686

11,652

12,185

13,239

12,801

11,970

12,168

11,461

(1 )Aged 10 to 17 years of age. (2) The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe. (3) 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. (4) May not sum due to rounding. Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services—Ministry of Justice.