§ Mr. Grieve
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes resulted in a conviction as a proportion of total recorded crime in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Denham
The information requested is contained in the table.
Number of convictions for notifiable offences as a percentage of recorded crime, 1998–99 to 2000–01 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 Recorded crime 5,109,116 5,301,171 5,170,196 Convictions for notifiable offences 755,705 756,629 705,450 Convictions as a percentage of recorded crime 14.8 14.3 13.6
1. A crime may involve more than one offender.
2. Each notifiable offence for which an individual was convicted is counted.
3. Some convictions will relate to crimes recorded in earlier years.
Recorded Crime Statistical Bulletin, Home Office, 12/01
Home Office Court Proceedings Database