Figure 15: The volume of police recorded crime has increased over recent years
England and Wales, December 1981 to year ending December 2018
Source: Home Office - Police recorded crime
- Police recorded crime data are not designated as National Statistics.
- From the year ending March 2012 onwards, police recorded crime data have included offences from additional sources of fraud data.
- Some forces have revised their data and police recorded crime totals may not agree with those previously published.
- Lancashire Police Force were unable to provide police recorded crime for November and December 2018. Therefore, totals for year ending December 2018 were produced using an estimate for these months.
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