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Crime in England and Wales 2006/2007

Crime in England and Wales 2006/2007 is the sixth report in an annual series that combines the reporting of police recorded crime and the British Crime Survey (BCS) results. The police recorded and BCS figures are a complementary series that together provide a better picture of crime than could be obtained from either series alone.

  The police recorded crime reports on the financial year 2006/07. Police statistics provide a good measure of trends in well-reported crimes, are an important indicator of police workload, and can be used for local crime pattern analysis.
  BCS results are based on interviews conducted in the financial year 2006/07. For the crime types it covers, the BCS better reflects of the extent of household and personal crime because it includes crimes that are not reported to the police. The BCS count also gives a better indication of trends in crime over time because it is unaffected by changes in levels of reporting to the police and in police recording practices.

We publish the annual crime statistics report every July. The annual publication and supplementary volumes are published under the National Statistics Protocol. This means the publication date is pre-announced on the National Statistics website and pre-release access arrangements are formalised and published on the Home Office website.

Summary of the main findings

As well as the full annual report, we also produce a booklet with a summary of the main findings. This is published at the same time as the full annual report.

Summary of the main statistics
(pdf, 968kb)

Content of the full annual report

The main report begins with a summary of the significant findings and background information on the BCS and police recorded crime statistics. Chapters within the report focus on the level and trends in crime as well as public perceptions of crime. The report also gives a broader analysis of violent crime, property crime and information on the pattern of crime across England and Wales.

Main Volume (pdf, 1.9mb)

Statistical tables from the chapters are available in Excel format:

chapter 2 tables (340kb)
chapter 3 tables (92kb)
chapter 4 tables (132kb)
chapter 5 tables (64kb)
chapter 6 tables (180kb)

An additional version of Table 2.01 (with additional BCS years) is available (Excel)

Additional tables reporting statistics for individual Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships, Local Authority areas and Basic Command Units are available:

Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships - Recorded Crime for Key Offences 2005/06 to 2006/07 (Excel)

Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships - Recorded Crime by Offence Group 2002/03 to 2006/07 (Excel)

Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership area and constituency look-up table (Excel)

Basic Command Unit - Recorded Crime for Key Offences 2005/06 to 2006/07 (Excel)

Basic Command Unit – Detections for Key Offences 2005/06 to 2006/07 (Excel)

Basic Command Unit – Sanction Detections for Key Offences 2005/06 to 2006/07 (Excel)

Local Authority areas - Recorded Crime for Key Offences 2005/06 to 2006/07 (Excel)

To access interactive maps of recorded crime data at local authority level click here (requires Flash plug-in)

Regional and local statistics

Regional factsheets accompany the main volume. They summarise the main recorded crime statistics and British Crime Survey findings for each of the Government Office Regions in England and for Wales (pdf):

London Region
North East Region
North West Region
Yorkshire and Humber Region
South East Region
South West Region
East Midlands Region
East of England Region
West Midlands Region
Wales Cymru

A technical report providing more information about the BCS is available (pdf):

2006-07 British Crime Survey (England and Wales) Technical Report Volume I

Supplementary Volumes

Throughout the year we produce a number of supplementary volumes focusing on particular crime topics.

Attitudes, perceptions and risks of crime: Supplementary volume 1 to Crime in England and Wales 2006/07

Homicides, Firearm Offences and Intimate Violence - 2006/07 Supplementary Volume 2 to Crime in England and Wales 2006/07

Circumstances of crime, Neighbourhood Watch membership and perceptions of policing: Supplementary Volume 3 to Crime in England and Wales 2006/07

Crime in England and Wales 2006/07: Supplementary Tables: Nature of burglary, vehicle-related theft, personal and other household theft, vandalism, and violent crime

See also

Key publications

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