Statistics at Home Office

Producing Home Office statistics that count.

Home Office statisticians are committed to regularly reviewing the usefulness, clarity and accessibility of the statistics that we publish under the Code of Practice for Statistics.

We are therefore seeking your feedback as we look to improve the presentation and dissemination of our statistics and data in order to support all types of users.

We would be extremely grateful if you could fill out our survey to tell us how you think we can improve our statistical publications – it will only take a couple of minutes to complete.

We produce and publish timely, accurate and objective statistics in the form of commentary, tables and data on the following:

  • crime
  • migration
  • policing and police workforce
  • alcohol and drugs
  • licensing
  • animals in science
  • counter-terrorism
  • fire and rescue

Our statistics support the Home Office objectives, and inform government, Parliament and the public.

Statistical series

The following statistical series are available:

Archived statistics

GOV.UK has the most recent Home Office statistics.

Home Office statistics from before May 2010 are found on the National Archive Research Development and Statistics web site.

Official statistics

Home Office official statistics are published independently as part of the code of practice for official statistics. Many of these are national statistics and subject to assessment by the UK Statistics Authority. They must meet certain criteria, which include being:

  • fit for purpose
  • methodologically sound
  • politically independent
  • transparently produced

For other official statistics, the code represents statistical best practice. We publish the following information to explain how we comply with the code of practice for official statistics (implementing the Statistics and Registration Act 2007):

The ‘Home Office statistical work programme 2014 to 2015’ (published 3 April 2014) outlined our outputs, recent developments and future plans.

Data protection and privacy notices

In this section, we explain how we ensure that your privacy is respected and protected.

Data protection and privacy notices.

Contact us

For further information about the implementation of the code of practice, please email the head of profession for statistics.

For further information on statistics please email the most relevant team:

Crime and Policing Statistics: Crimeandpolicestats@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.

Fire and Rescue Statistics: FireStatistics@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.

Migration Statistics: MigrationStatsEnquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.

Fire, Licensing & Public Order Analysis Unit (statistics covered listed below): FLPOAU@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.

  • police use of TASER ® X26 conducted energy devices
  • police use of firearms
  • firearm and shotgun certificates
  • football-related arrests and banning orders
  • animal scientific procedures
  • alcohol and late night refreshment licensing