You asked

Please could you provide me with the ethnic breakdown of those committing the crimes included in the recently released statistics found here:

We said

Thank you for your request regarding statistics relating to ethnicity of offenders.

The statistics published in our quarterly publication 'Crime in England and Wales' are based on victims and do not cover the characteristics of offenders. Therefore we are unable to provide an ethnic breakdown of the offenders associated with the crimes covered by our report ‘Crime in England and Wales: year ending March 2017’.

Statistics on offenders are published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). Their 'Race and the Criminal Justice System' reports are published on a biennial basis and include information on the ethnicity of suspects and offenders. The latest figures available are for 2014.

Additionally, the MoJ can be contacted by e-mail and may be able to help you further with your enquiry.

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