Overall levels of crime showed falls in recent decades, but have remained broadly stable in recent years. While in the last year there has been no change in overall levels of crime, this hides variation seen in individual crime types.
The latest figures show a mixed picture, with continued rises in some types of theft, “bank and credit account fraud” and falls in “computer viruses”.
There were also increases in some of the less frequently occurring but higher-harm types of violence, including offences involving knives or sharp instruments.
Data tables and figures that are no longer contained within the publication continue to be made available here for reference and consistency. 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.
Trends in Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) crime experienced by adults and children aged 10 to 15 yearsand Home Office police recorded crime, by offence type. Also includes trends in offender relationship of CSEW violence.
Recorded crime figures for community safety partnerships, which equates in the majority of instances to local authorities. Contains the number of offences for the last 2 years, percentage change between these two time periods and rates per 1,000 population for the last year.
Crime Severity Score (CSS) data for police force areas and community safety partnerships, which equate in the majority of instances to local authorities. Includes a data tool to enable production of summary charts on trends and comparisons between areas.
How domestic abuse is dealt with at the local level within England and Wales, using annual data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales, police recorded crime and a number of different organisations.
Initial research into new questions aimed at identifying controlling or coercive behaviour. These crimes are less likely to be reported to the police, therefore it is important we find an effective way to measure these offences. This will provide insight for policymakers, service providers and charities.