Figure 15: The volume of police recorded crime has increased over recent years
England and Wales, year ending December 1981 to year ending September 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.
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