Child Abduction: Understanding Police Recorded Crime Statistics

Geoff Newiss, Lauren Fairbrother

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The offence of child abduction is part of the Violence Against the Person category of police recorded crime. Whilst the offence forms only a small proportion of all Violence Against the Person offences (just 0.1% in 2002/03), the total number of offences recorded by the police increased by 45% in 2002/03 from the previous year, to 846 offences (Simmons and Dodd, 2003). The main types of offence constituting the total number of recorded child abductions across England and Wales in 2002/03 are examined here. Reasons why these offences may have increased so dramatically from the previous year are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherHome Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate
Commissioning bodyHome Office
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004

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PublisherHome Office
ISSN (Electronic)1473-8406

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