Guidance

Counting rules for recorded crime

These rules help to ensure that crimes are recorded consistently and accurately.

Documents

Vision and purpose statements for crime recording (NCRS & HOCR)

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Counting rules summary of update July 2016

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Counting rules general rules

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Offence classification index

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Counting rules for violence against the person

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Counting rules for sexual offences

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Counting rules for robbery

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Counting rules for burglary

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Counting rules for theft

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Counting rules vehicle offences

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Counting rules for arson and criminal damage

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Counting rules for drug offences

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Counting rules for possession of weapons

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Counting rules for public order offences

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Counting rules for miscellaneous crimes against society

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Counting rules for fraud

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Counting rules for reported incidents

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Counting rules notifiable offences and notifiable reported incident list 2016 to 2017

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Detail

The Home Office Counting Rules provide a national standard for the recording and counting of ‘notifiable’ offences recorded by police forces in England and Wales (known as ‘recorded crime’).

The individual documents give a breakdown of offences contained in each category and an explanation of how they are classified.

Linked documents

The national standard for incident recording (NSIR) counting rules