Methodology related to crime and justice

  • User guide to crime statistics for England and Wales

    Methodology | Released on 17 July 2020

    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

  • 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

  • Crime and justice methodology

    Methodology | Released on 17 July 2020

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

    Methodology | Released on 17 July 2020

    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, CSEW, justice, police recorded crime

  • Crime in England and Wales QMI

    Methodology | Released on 17 July 2020

    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

  • Methodology note on the possible order effect on responses to questions on anti-social behaviour from changes in the Crime Survey for England and Wales questionnaire

    Methodology | Released on 23 April 2020

    Findings from analysis to investigate whether increases in anti-social behaviour (ASB) are a result of an order effect caused by changes to the survey instrument or are indicative of a genuine rise in these experiences.
  • Child abuse QMI

    Methodology | Released on 5 March 2020

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

    Keywords: police, victims, crime

  • Domestic abuse QMI

    Methodology | Released on 25 November 2019

    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

  • Improving estimates of repeat victimisation derived from the Crime Survey for England and Wales

    Methodology | Released on 19 October 2017

    A note outlining some decisions that have been made in relation to implementing changes to the way we estimate repeat victimisation from the Crime Survey for England and Wales.

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

  • Overview of crime and justice statistics

    Methodology | Released on 19 October 2017