Figure 8: Latest estimates show no change in theft offences measured by the Crime Survey for England and Wales, following long-term declines over the last two decades
England and Wales, year ending December 1981 to year ending September 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.
Crime Survey for England and Wales (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).