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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 (19)

Publications

  • Crime in England and Wales, Year Ending December 2013 24-Apr-2014
    Crime statistics from the Crime Survey for England and Wales and police recorded crime.
  • 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

View all Publications for Crime Survey for England and Wales (48)

Data

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  • 01. Bulletin Tables - Crime in England and Wales, Year Ending December 2013 24-Apr-2014
    Data tables and figures from the statistical bulletin. The data contained in these tables are from four sources: Crime Survey for England and Wales, Home Office police recorded crime, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and the Ministry of Justice Criminal Justice Statistics Quarterly Update.
  • 02. Appendix tables - Crime in England and Wales, Year Ending December 2013 24-Apr-2014
    Main detailed reference tables presenting 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), Home Office police recorded crime and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB). They show the incidence, prevalence, victimisation rates and percentage changes from the previous year for CSEW crime, the number of crimes and percentage change from the previous year recorded by the police and incidents of fraud collated by the NFIB from industry sources.
  • 03. Quarterly Data Tables - Crime in England and Wales, Year Ending December 2013 24-Apr-2014
    Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) and Home Office police recorded crime data broken down into quarterly time periods. The CSEW table gives the estimated number of CSEW crimes experienced in the last 12 months by those interviewed in each quarter between January 2011 and December 2013. The police recorded crime tables show the number of crimes recorded by the police in the particular quarter shown and separately the change in the number of crimes recorded for the latest period compared with figures published in the previous quarterly bulletin for the same time periods.
  • 04. Police Force Area Data Tables - Crime in England and Wales, Year Ending December 2013 24-Apr-2014
    The number of police recorded crimes, including percentage change from the previous year and rate per 1,000 population by offence group and police force area.

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