§ 80. Mr. CAMPBELL
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of cases of housebreaking, shopbreaking, burglary and larceny reported to the police in the Metropolitan area during the years 1929 and 1930, and the number of convictions obtained?
§ Mr. PARKINSON (Lord of the Treasury)
The police returns give not the number of convictions, but the number of persons convicted, and as one per-
§ The FOLLOWING TABLE gives the figures as to Housebreaking, Shopbreaking, Burglary and Larceny, and proceedings in respect thereof, in the Metropolitan Police District in the year 1929 and in the 10 months January to October inclusive, 1930.
|Offence.||Number of offences known to Police.||Persons proceeded against.||Persons convicted.||Persons found guilty but not convicted.*||Offences the perpetrators of which were detected but in respect of which there are no entries in cols. 3, 4 or 5.†|
|* Dealt with for instance under the Probation of Offenders Act, 1907.|
|† Proceedings merged in other proceedings, or offender or prosecutor dead, etc., etc.|