Over the summer the Ministry of Justice’s extract of the Police National Computer is being expanded to include additional information and will include both confirmation of, and revisions to, data covering many years. As a result of the significant work involved in processing the data and the quality assurance involved, the next update of this bulletin is now expected to be published in October 2019 rather than September 2019. The additional information that we will be receiving will enable our statisticians to improve the analysis we are able to provide. For example, one of the new variables to be received will allow us to provide analysis on knife enabled crime as well as knife possession offences. We currently expect to include this analysis in this bulletin during 2020.
These statistics will be released on 24 October 2019 9:30am