While crime has fallen over the long-term, the short-term picture is more stable with most types of crime staying at similar levels to 2016. It is too early to say whether this indicates a change to the overall trend or simply a pause, which has happened before. The exceptions to this stable picture are rises in some types of theft and in lower-volume but higher harm types of violence, and a fall in the high-volume offence of computer misuse.
As these figures cover a broad range of crime types and there is variation in the trends by crime type, it is better to consider the different types individually to understand these changes.
Data tables and figures from the statistical bulletin in excel format. 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.
Trends in Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) crime experienced by adults and children aged 10 to15 and Home Office police recorded crime, by offence type. Also includes trends in offender relationship of CSEW violence.
Recorded crime for police force areas. The data are rolling 12 month totals, with data points shown at the end of each financial year between year ending March 2003 and year ending March 2007 and at the end of each quarter from June 2007.
Recorded crime for police force areas, including a pivot table. The data are rolling 12 month totals, with data points shown at the end of each financial year between year ending March 2003 and year ending March 2007 and at the end of each quarter from June 2007.