Methodology related to crime and justice

  • Domestic abuse QMI

    Methodology | Released on 24 November 2021

    Quality and Methodology Information for domestic abuse detailing the strengths and limitations of the data, methods used and data uses and users.

    Keywords: police, victims, crime, prosecutions, outcomes

  • User guide to crime statistics for England and Wales: March 2020

    Methodology | Released on 4 November 2021

    Quarterly statistics on crime levels and trends in England and Wales. This user guide contains detailed information on the datasets used to compile crime statistics published by Office for National Statistics (ONS).

    Keywords: CSEW, police recorded crime, offences, , offences

  • User guide to crime statistics for England and Wales: measuring crime during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

    Methodology | Released on 4 November 2021

    Quarterly statistics on crime levels and trends during the pandemic, including details of the datasets used to compile crime statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

    Keywords: police, criminal activity, victims, offences, personal experience

  • Improving Crime Statistics for England and Wales – progress update July 2021

    Methodology | Released on 28 July 2021

    Latest update on the progress being made to improve crime statistics for England and Wales.

    Keywords: police, criminal activity, victims, offences, , offences, CSEW

  • Guide to finding crime statistics

    Methodology | Released on 27 July 2021

    Crime statistics are produced by multiple departments across government. The aim of this guide is to collate the main sources of crime statistics, broken down by potential areas of interest, to provide a more efficient way to find the crime statistics needed.

    Keywords: Crime Survey for England and Wales, justice, police recorded crime, TCSEW

  • Crime and justice methodology

    Methodology | Released on 22 July 2021

    Links to guidance, methodology and information documents for crime statistics in England and Wales.
  • Crime in England and Wales QMI

    Methodology | Released on 22 July 2021

    Quality and Methodology Information for crime levels and trends in England and Wales, detailing the strengths and limitations of the data, methods used, and data uses and users.

    Keywords: Police, CSEW, Methodology, data, crime, measuring crime figures, crime survey, , police recorded crime, offences, police recorded crime

  • Comparability between the Telephone-operated Crime Survey for England and Wales and the face-to-face Crime Survey for England and Wales

    Methodology | Released on 22 July 2021

    An assessment into the comparability of estimates produced from the face-to-face Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) and the Telephone-operated Crime Survey for England and Wales (TCSEW), exploring survey design, sample design, questionnaire changes and modal changes.

    Keywords: crime survey, crime, survey design, comparability, harassment

  • Police recorded offences involving knives or sharp instruments: methodology changes

    Methodology | Released on 13 May 2021

    A new cross-police force methodology for counting the number of recorded offences involving knives or sharp instruments, including revisions to the coverage and guidance of the offences which involve knives or sharp instruments collection.

    Keywords: weapons, offences, knife crime, police

  • Improving crime statistics for England and Wales – progress update July 2020

    Methodology | Released on 17 July 2020

    Latest update on the progress being made to improve crime statistics for England and Wales.

    Keywords: police, criminal activity, victims, offences, CSEW