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Crime falls 16% in England and Wales according to Crime Survey figures

Latest figures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales and police recorded crime

Latest figures from the CSEW show there were an estimated 7.1 million incidents of crime against households and resident adults (aged 16 and over) in England and Wales for the year ending June 2014. This represents a 16% decrease compared with the previous year’s survey, and is the lowest estimate since the survey began in 1981.

The CSEW covers a broad range of victim based crimes and includes crimes which do not come to the attention of the police. Decreases were evident for all major crime types compared with the previous year; violence saw a 23% fall, criminal damage fell by 20%, and theft offences decreased by 12%.

In contrast, police recorded crime shows no overall change from the previous year, with 3.7 million offences recorded in the year ending June 2014. Prior to this police recorded crime figures have shown year on year reductions since 2002/03.

Trends in CSEW and police recorded crime, 1981 to year ending June 2014

Trends in CSEW and police recorded crime, 1981 to year ending June 2014
Source: Crime Survey for England and Wales, Police recorded crime - Office for National Statistics, Home Office

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