This article covers statistics on violent offences recorded by the police in the year ending March 2018 and violent crimes estimated by the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) in the same year.



  • The nature of violent crime: appendix tables

    Violent crime numbers, prevalence and location using annual data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales, Home Office Data Hub, and police recorded crime. The nature of violent crime in England and Wales article pre-dates the most recent data. Instead it refers to the dataset for year ending March 2018.

  • Nature of crime tables, children aged 10 to 15 years violence

    Annual data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW). Data include when and where incidents happened, information about offenders, the victim's perception of the incident, and who they reported the incident to.

  • Offences involving the use of weapons: data tables

    Data tables relating to offences involving weapons as recorded by police and hospital episode statistics.

  • Nature of crime: violence

    Annual data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), including when and where incidents happened and the victim's perception of the incident.

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.