Cautions

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1539
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Please list the number of cautions handed out in London in 2013, please break these figures down by crime type.

Please use the crime type definitions given by the crime reporting information system (CRIS).

Answer

Answer for Cautions

Answer for Cautions

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Please see the table below for a breakdown of the 2013 figures by crime type, officers have handed out 431 less cautions in 2013 compared to 2012.

The Ministry of Justice undertook a review of the simple caution, which led to guidance being introduced, at the end of 2013 restricting the use for serious offences.

This has been followed by a wider consultation on the use of Out of Court disposals, at the start of 2014. MOPAC's response set out my position that Out of Court Disposals should not, except in the most exceptional circumstances be used for serious offences, including violent and sexual offences or where a persistent offender repeatedly receives Out of Court Disposals.

 

Classification Major

Classification Minor

Total

Violence against the person

Wounding / GBH

1029

 

Assault with injury

5398

 

Common Assault

3965

 

Offensive Weapon

427

 

Harassment

2108

 

Other Violence

661

Violence against the person total

13588

Sexual Offences

Rape

1

 

Other sexual

236

Sexual Offences Total

 

237

Robbery

Personal Property

107

 

Business Property

7

Robbery Total

114

Burglary

Burglary in a Dwelling

98

 

Burglary in Other Buildings

151

Burglary Total

249

Theft and Handling

Theft/Taking of M/V

134

 

Theft from M/V

101

 

M/V interference/tampering

20

 

Theft from shops

2977

 

Theft/taking of pedal cycles

94

 

Other Theft

1420

 

Handling of stolen goods

168

 

Other theft Person

116

Theft and Handling Total

5030

Fraud or Forgery

Counted per victim

112

 

Other Fraud and forgery

213

Fraud or Forgery Total

325

Criminal Damage

Criminal Damage to a dwelling

1032

 

Criminal Damage to other building

375

 

Criminal Damage to M/V

515

 

Other Criminal Damage

880

 

Arson

18

Criminal Damage

2820

Drugs

Drugs Trafficking

316

 

Possession of Drugs

5835

 

Other Drug Offences

48

Drugs Total

6199

Other Notifiable Offences

Going equipped

44

 

Other Notifiable

938

Other Notifiable Offences Total

982

Grand Total

29544

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