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The Crime Survey for England and Wales (formerly British Crime Survey) asks people aged 16 and over living in households in England and Wales about their experiences of crime in the last 12 months. These experiences are used to estimate levels of crime in England and Wales. Until recently the survey did not cover crimes against those aged under 16, but since January 2009 we have also interviewed children aged 10 to 15.
We also ask respondents to the survey about their attitudes to crime-related issues such as:

• the police;
• the criminal justice system;
• their perceptions of crime and anti-social behaviour.
The results of the survey play an important role in informing government policy.

The survey provides a better reflection of the extent of household and personal crime than police recorded statistics because the survey includes crimes that are not reported to, or recorded by, the police. The survey is also a better indicator of long-term trends because it is unaffected by changes in levels of reporting to the police or police recording practices.

However, the survey does not aim to provide an absolute count of crime and has notable exceptions, including homicides and incidents against those living in communal establishments or people who are homeless. The main survey count of crime also does not include fraud, sexual offences or drug use. However, these are covered in additional modules within the survey and are reported on separately.
For more technical reports regarding the survey please see the Home Office website

The survey is carried out by TNS-BMRB (an independent research organisation) on behalf of the Office for National Statistics. If you wish to know more about the survey from TNS-BMRB please ring the Crime Survey information line at TNS-BMRB on freephone 0800 051 0882. 

Outputs that use this data

View all Summaries for Crime Survey for England and Wales (17)

Publications

  • Measuring National Well-being: Life in the UK, 2014 18-Mar-2014
    A snapshot of well-being is provided across the 10 domains of well-being, together with a brief overview of international comparisons. The report is the second summary of life in the UK to be delivered by the Measuring National Well-being programme and will be updated annually.
  • National Well-being Measures, March 2014 18-Mar-2014
    This article is published as part of the ONS Measuring National Well-being Programme. The programme aims to produce accepted and trusted measures of the well-being of the nation - how the UK as a whole is doing. The article outlines the latest changes to the measures of national well-being and is part of the ongoing refinement of measures.
  • National Well-being wheel of measures, March 2014 18-Mar-2014
    The wheel contains all the domains of well-being and the measures contained within each one. In all cases the latest datapoint is shown. The wheel also contains the units of measurement as these vary depending on the indicator used.
  • Chapter 2 - Homicide 13-Feb-2014
    Findings from additional analyses based on the 2012/13 Crime Survey for England and Wales and crimes recorded by the police covering different aspects of violent crime and sexual offences.
  • Chapter 3 – Recorded Offences Involving the use of Weapons 13-Feb-2014
    Recorded Offences Involving the use of Weapons
  • Chapter 4 - Intimate Personal Violence and Partner Abuse 13-Feb-2014
    Focus on Violent Crime and Sexual Offences, 2012/13

View all Publications for Crime Survey for England and Wales (47)

Data

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  • National Well-being Measures, March 2014 18-Mar-2014
    Proposed domains and measures of well-being. Also included is metadata about each measure and where available, a link to the source of each indicator.
  • 01. Bulletin Tables - Focus on Violent Crime and Sexual Offences, 2012/13 13-Feb-2014
    Contains data tables and figures from the statistical bulletin. The data contained in these tables are from three sources: the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), the (Home Office) Homicide Index and police recorded crime.
  • 02. Appendix Tables - Focus on Violent Crime and Sexual Offences, 2012/13 13-Feb-2014
    Full time series data and offence type breakdowns. The data contained in these tables are from three sources: the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), the (Home Office) Homicide Index and police recorded crime. The appendix tables accompany the release 'Focus on: Violent Crime and Sexual Offences, 2012/13' published by the Office for National Statistics on 13 February 2014.
  • 03. Nature of Crime tables, 2012/13 - Violence 13-Feb-2014
    The figures presented here are from the 2012/13 Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW). Violent crime measured by the CSEW includes: assault with minor injury

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