Birmingham City Council

Police Report On Crime Statistics

This is part of the 'Report of the Police Establishment, and the State of Crime in the Borough of Birmingham', for the year ending 27th September 1887. This table of statistics, presented by the chief constable, shows principal offences under which increases or decreases have occurred in the previous year.



Nature of offence

Number of persons proceeded against in 1886

Number of persons proceeded against in 1887

Increase

Decrease

Aggravated Assaults

18

24

6

-

Assaulting Police

370

346

-

24

Assaults (common)

1219

1211

-

8

Elementary Education Act (not sending children to school)

1398

1614

216

-

Permitting Drunkenness or supplying Drunken Persons

38

9

-

29

Illegally Selling Intoxicating Drink

8

6

-

2

Other Offences under Licensing Act

463

297

-

166

Drunkenness

2871

2559

-

312

Cruelty to Animals

125

122

-

3

Wilful Damage

163

189

26

-

Neglect of Family

120

158

38

-

Larceny (simple)

870

741

-

129

Larceny from Person

72

74

2

-

Larceny as Servant

111

113

2

-

Prostitutes (Vagrant Act)

78

-

32

Begging

382

325

-

57

Having no Visible Means

402

376

-

20

Frequenting for Felony

46

56

10

Local Acts and Borough Bye-Laws

2844

2598

-

246

Keeping Brothels, etc. (Sec. 13 Crim. Law Amendment Act)

55

37

-

18


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