Crime statistics from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) and police recorded crime.

Publications

  • Crime in England and Wales: year ending Mar 2016

    Crime against households and adults, also including data on crime experienced by children, and crimes against businesses and society.

  • Overview of fraud statistics: year ending Mar 2016

    Outlines definitions used in fraud statistics for England and Wales and describes the main sources of data. It provides an overview of what these sources tell us about long term trends, the characteristics of victims, and the nature and circumstances of fraud offences.

Data

  • Crime in England and Wales: Annual Trend and Demographic Tables

    Data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) showing breakdowns of victimisation over time and by various demographic characteristics

  • Crime in England and Wales: Bulletin Tables

    Data tables and figures from the statistical bulletin in excel format. The data contained in these tables are from four sources: Crime Survey for England and Wales, Home Office police recorded crime, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and the Ministry of Justice Criminal Justice Statistics Quarterly Update.

  • Crime in England and Wales: Quarterly Data Tables

    Data from Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) and Home Office police recorded crime broken down into quarterly time periods.

  • Recorded Crime Data at Police Force Area Level

    Recorded crime for police force areas. The data are rolling 12 month totals, with data points shown at the end of each financial year between year ending March 2003 and year ending March 2007 and at the end of each quarter from June 2007.

  • Household Crime Prevalence (CSEW Open Data Table)

    Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) estimates, broken down by each combination of offence group, age, sex, and key household characteristics. Can be used to calculate the rates and numbers of crimes against households.

  • Perceptions Other (CSEW Open Data Table)

    Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) estimates, broken down by each combination of offence group, age, sex, and key demographic or household characteristics

  • Crime in England and Wales: Annual supplementary tables

    Data on perceptions of the police, criminal justice system, crime and anti-social behaviour. Also contains data on prevalence of intimate personal violence. The data contained in these tables are from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW)

  • Recorded Crime Data at Police Force Area Level (including pivot table)

    Recorded crime for police force areas, including a pivot table. The data are rolling 12 month totals, with data points shown at the end of each financial year between year ending March 2003 and year ending March 2007 and at the end of each quarter from June 2007.

  • Crime in England and Wales: Experimental tables

    Estimates from Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) on fraud and computer misuse. Also data from Home Office police recorded crime on the number of online offences recorded by the police and Action Fraud figures broken down by police force area.

  • Crime in England and Wales: Appendix Tables

    Trends in Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) crime experienced by adults and children aged 10 to15 and Home Office police recorded crime, by offence type. Also includes trends in offender relationship of CSEW violence.

  • Personal Crime Prevalence (CSEW Open Data Table)

    Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) estimates, broken down by each combination of offence group, age, sex, and key demographic characteristics. Can be used to calculate the rates and numbers of crimes against people.

  • Crime in England and Wales: Police Force Area Data Tables

    Data from Home Office police recorded crime. Shows the number of police recorded crimes, percentage change from previous year and rate per 1,000 population by offence group and police force area.

  • Personal Crime Incidence (CSEW Open Data Table)

    Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) estimates, broken down by each combination of offence group, age, sex, and key demographic characteristics. Can be used to calculate the rates and numbers of crimes against people.

  • Household Crime Incidence (CSEW Open Data Table)

    Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) estimates, broken down by each combination of offence group, age, sex, and key household characteristics. Can be used to calculate the rates and numbers of crimes against households.

  • Recorded crime data at Community Safety Partnership / Local Authority level

    Recorded crime figures for Community Safety Partnerships which equates in the majority of instances to local authorities . The data are rolling 12 month totals, with data points shown at the end of each financial year between year ending March 2003 and year ending March 2007 and at the end of each quarter from June 2007. The data cover local authority boundaries from April 2009 onwards and local authority area names correspond to community safety partnership areas.

  • Recorded crime data by Community Safety Partnership area

    Recorded crime figures for community safety partnerships, which equates in the majority of instances to local authorities. Contains the number of offences for the last 2 years, percentage change between these two time periods and rates per 1,000 population for the last year.

  • Perceptions Criminal Justice System (CSEW Open Data Table)

    Estimates from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), broken down by each combination of offence group, age, sex, and key demographic or household characteristics.

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and readily accessible
  • are produced according to sound methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

Pre-release access list for Crime in England and Wales: year ending Mar 2016

The phrase 'Pre-release Access' refers to the practice whereby official statistics in their final form, and any accompanying written commentary, are made available to an eligible person in advance of their publication. The rules and principles which govern pre-release access are featured within the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008.

Besides ONS staff, the following persons are given pre-release access by the period indicated before release.

Access granted to Organisation Period
Prime Minister 10 Downing Street 24 hours
PS to Prime Minister 10 Downing Street 24 hours
Chief Of Staff, Chief Executive's Office x2 10 Downing Street 24 hours
Special Adviser to Prime Minister 10 Downing Street 24 hours
Home Secretary Home Office 24 hours
Minister of State for Fire, Policing and Criminal Justice Home Office 24 hours
Lords Minister Home Office 24 hours
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Home Office 24 hours
Minister for Internet Safety and Security Home Office 24 hours
Minister of State for Security Home Office 24 hours
Permanent Secretary Home Office 24 hours
Special Adviser Home Office 24 hours
Senior Policy Adviser to the Home Secretary Home Office 24 hours
Director General, Crime, Policing and Fire Group Home Office 24 hours
Press Officer, Crime Desk x2 Home Office 24 hours
Press Officer, Crime and Community Safety Home Office 24 hours
Director of Crime, Crime Directorate Home Office 24 hours
Policy Pre-release Coordinator, Crime and Policing Knowledge Hub Home Office 24 hours
Head of Unit, Crime and Policing Knowledge Hub Home Office 24 hours
Policy Lead, Crime and Policing Knowledge Hub x2 Home Office 24 hours
Head of Team, Tackling Crime Unit x2 Home Office 24 hours
Public Protection Unit Home Office 24 hours
Office for Security & Counter Terrorism, Fraud Home Office 24 hours
Crime and Prepare Team Home Office 24 hours
Office for Security & Counter Terrorism, Cyber Crime Home Office 24 hours
Policy Lead, Efficiency and Resources Unit Home Office 24 hours
Policy, Efficiency and Resources Unit Home Office 24 hours
Economic and Domestic Affairs Secretariat Cabinet Office 24 hours
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Ministry of Justice 24 hours
Head of Profession for Statistics Ministry of Justice 24 hours
Head of Fairness and Confidence Unit x2 Ministry of Justice 24 hours
Policy Special Advisor Ministry of Justice 24 hours
Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children Welsh Government 24 hours
First Minister Welsh Government 24 hours
Permanent Secretary Welsh Government 24 hours
Policy and briefing unit Welsh Government 24 hours
Head of Policing, Crime & Community Safety Welsh Government 24 hours
Statistical Directorate Welsh Government 24 hours
Senior Press Officer Welsh Government 24 hours
National Policing Lead for Crime National Policing Chiefs Council 24 hours
Press Officer National Policing Chiefs Council 24 hours