Key publications and surveys on commercial victimisation.
Crime against businesses: Headline findings from the 2012 Commercial Victimisation Survey
Published 24 January 2013
Business Crime Scoping Exercise - Methodological work to consider the scope and feasibility of a new survey to measure commercial victimisation
Home Office Research Report 33
3 March 2010
Crime against retail and manufacturing premises: findings from the 2002 Commercial Victimisation Survey
26 November 2004
- See more crime research and statistics publications
- Archived RDS website - for publications from before May 2010
The Commercial Victimisation Survey (CVS) provides information on the crimes committed against businesses in England and Wales. The CVS was first carried out in 1994 and then again in 2002.
The findings from the CVS complement those of the Crime Survey for England and Wales and police recorded crime figures. Taken together, these sources provide a better picture of crime in England and Wales.
The new CVS series
The Home Office has contracted TNS BMRB to carry out three new surveys to provide an up-to-date picture of crimes against businesses. The new surveys will run annually from 2012 to 2014.
Before commissioning the new surveys, we carried out a scoping exercise for a new survey of businesses. This involved:
- reviewing previous business crime surveys
- consulting Home Office and external stakeholders to identify key survey requirements
- developing survey design options
In advance of fieldwork starting on the new CVS, TNS BMRB carried out further feasibility work to inform plans for the new survey. Further details are available in the Commercial Victimisation Survey 2012 Feasibility Report.