Useful Crime Statistics

Crime in England and Wales (Year Ending March 2014)

Key findings

Police recorded shoplifting offences showed a 7% increase compared with the previous year

More victims are coming forward to report sexual offences to the police

Crime in England and Wales (Year Ending December 2013)

Key findings

In 2013, there were an estimated 7.5 million crimes against households and resident adults (p1)

The number of sexual offences recorded by the police increased by 17% (p2)

The police recorded 207, 252 fraud offences in 2013(p2)

57% of crimes experienced by children aged 10-15 were categorised as violent (p7)

Police recorded rape increased by 20% compared to the previous year (p40)

4,895 offences involving firearms were recorded in the year

12% of children aged 10-15 were victims of a crime more than once (p97)

66% of reported antisocial behaviour cases were categorised as nuisance (p112)

More than two thirds of homicide victims are male

Overview of hate crime in England and Wales (December 2013)

Key findings

There were around 278,000 hate crimes on average per year in 2011/12 and 2012/13 (p6)

The most common motivation for committing a hate crime is race (p13)

47,548 racist incidents were recorded by police in 2012/13 (p24)

8% of racial or religious aggravated offences result in injury to the victim (p29)

In 2012, there were 6,458 defendants convicted at all courts for racially of religiously aggravated offences (p37)

32% of hate crime victims are very dissatisfied with police handling of their incident (p45)