Home Office Statistical Bulletin for January 2012 presents crime statistics from the British Crime Survey and police recorded crime.
They are based on interviews from the British Crime Survey (BCS), and crimes recorded by the police, in the 12 months to September 2011. Each source has different strengths and weaknesses but together they provide a more comprehensive picture of crime than could be obtained from either series alone.
Datasets for local police recorded crime data contain recorded crime figures for police force areas and local authorities. The data are rolling 12-month totals.