Figure 1: Trends in Crime Survey for England and Wales and police recorded bicycle theft, year ending December 1981 to year ending March 2017
Source: Crime Survey for England and Wales, Office for National Statistics and Police recorded crime, Home Office
Police recorded crime data are not designated as National Statistics.
Police recorded crime data prior to the year ending March 1999 are based on the old Home Office Counting Rules (HOCR); data for the year ending March 1999 to the year ending March 2002 (inclusive) are based on the new HOCR but prior to the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard (NCRS); data from the year ending March 2003 onwards are based on the new HOCR and NCRS.
CSEW data on this chart refer to different time periods: a) 1981 to 1999 refer to crimes experienced in the calendar year (January to December) b) from year ending March 2002 onwards the estimates relate to crimes experienced in the 12 months before interview, based on interviews carried out in that financial year (April to March).