Methodology related to crime and justice

  • User guide to crime statistics for England and Wales

    Methodology | Released on 23 January 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).
  • Child abuse QMI

    Methodology | Released on 14 January 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

  • Guide to finding crime statistics

    Methodology | Released on 18 July 2019

    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 18 July 2019

    Quarterly statistics on crime levels and trends in England and Wales. This Quality and Methodology Information report provides a range of information that describes the quality of the output and details any points that should be noted when using the output.
  • Improving Crime Statistics for England and Wales – progress update July 2019

    Methodology | Released on 18 July 2019

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

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

  • 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

  • Improving crime statistics for England and Wales – progress update October 2017

    Methodology | Released on 19 October 2017

  • Methodological note: Why do the two data sources show differing trends?

    Methodology | Released on 20 July 2017

    This note outlines some of the possible factors that might explain differences seen in recent trends between the two main sources on crime.