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Crime Statistics - Pre-release access, period ending September 2013

The phrase 'Pre-release Access' refers to the practice whereby official statistics in their final form, and any accompanying written commentary, are made available to an eligible person in advance of their publication. The rules and principles which govern pre-release access are featured within the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008.

Besides ONS staff, the following persons are given pre-release access by the period indicated before release.

Access granted to Organisation Period

Prime Minister

PS/Prime Minister

PPS/Prime Minister

10 Downing Street 24 hours

Home Secretary

Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims

Minister of State for Crime Prevention

Special Adviser to Minister of State for Crime Prevention

Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Lords Minister and Minister of State for Criminal Information

Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Security

Permanent Secretary

Special advisers x3

Director of Ministerial Strategy Unit

Director General, Crime and Policing Group

Chief Statistician & Head of Profession for Statistics

Chief Press Officer for Policing and Security desk and Crime and Community Safety desk

Senior Information Officer, Press Office

Information Officer, Press Office

Director of Crime Directorate

Head of Unit, Crime Reduction Hub

Head of Future Crime Threat, Crime Reduction Hub

Crime Strategy and statistics policy

Head of Interpersonal Violence team, Violent and Youth Crime Prevention Unit

Alcohol Strategy Programme Manager, Drugs and Alcohol Unit

Drug Strategy Implementation Manager

Head of Fraud Prevention Unit

Head of Police Transparency Unit

Senior Policy Advisor, Policing Directorate
Home Office 24 hours

Chief Statistician

Head of Fairness and Confidence Unit

Ministry of Justice 24 hours

Economic and Domestic Affairs Secretariat

Cabinet Office 24 hours

HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary

Head of Performance

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary 24 hours

National Policing lead for Performance Management Business Area

National Policing lead for Crime

National Policing lead for Crime Business Area

Senior Press Officer

Association of Chief Police Officers 24 hours

Minister for Local Government and Communities

First Minister

Minister for Finance and Leader of the House

Permanent Secretary

Policy and briefing unit

Head of Policing, Crime & Community Safety

Statistical Directorate

Senior Press Officer

Welsh Government 24 hours

Secretary of State for Wales

PS/Wales Office Minister

Head of Policy Briefing

Head of Policy

Welsh Office 24 hours

Chief Constable

Nominated Contact

Police Force areas (44) 24 hours to Police Force area level tables only

In addition to the above, to allow the inclusion of the latest National Statistics in the quarterly update of the  'Compare Your Area' tool (hosted on the website) to be published shortly after the release of the National Statistics, pre-release access was granted to the following Home Office analysts:


Compare Your Area Production Team (x2)

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