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Research, Development and Statistics (RDS) is an integral part of the Home Office. We manage research and collect statistics in a number of areas including:

  • crime
  • drugs misuse
  • immigration

This information helps Home Office ministers and policy-makers address the concerns of ordinary citizens. It also helps the police, the courts and immigration officials to do their jobs as effectively as possible.

In this section:

Who we are

Read more about RDS.

Our standards

Our work in RDS meets the highest professional standards, find out more.

Working for us

Check out current RDS vacancies, the RDS house style guide, and find out about research contracts.

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