Crime figures due to be published

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Published: Thursday 16th October 2014 by The News Editor

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The latest picture of levels of crime across England and Wales will be revealed today as official figures are published.

The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), which reflects experience of crime, and police-recorded crime statistics will be published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for the year to June.

However, police-recorded crime statistics remain stripped of the “national statistics” by the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA).

In the last batch of statistics, the CSEW showed an estimated 7.3 million incidents of crime against households and resident adults in England and Wales for the year ending March 2014.

This represented a 14% drop compared with the previous year’s survey, and is the lowest estimate since the survey began in 1981.

In contrast, police recorded crime showed no overall change from the previous year, with 3.7 million offences recorded in the year ending March 2014.

Prior to this police recorded crime figures had shown year on year reductions since 2002/03.

This follows changes made after concerns were raised about the poor quality of the way police record crimes, prompting the UKSA to remove the figures’ official gold-standard status.

Published: Thursday 16th October 2014 by The News Editor

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