Datasets give individual offence data from 1898 and individual offence data by police force from 1990; see below for important information about future updates.
Important information: detailed data on crimes recorded by the police from April 2002 onwards are published in the police recorded crime open data tables. As such, from July 2016 data on crimes recorded by the police from April 2002 onwards will no longer be published on this webpage. This is because the data will be available in the police recorded crime open data tables which provide a more detailed breakdown of crime figures by police force area, offence code and financial year quarter. Data for Community Safety Partnerships are also available.
The open data tables are updated every three months to incorporate any changes such as reclassifications or crimes being cancelled or transferred to another police force, which means that they are more up-to-date than the tables published on this webpage which are updated once per year. Additionally, the open data tables are in a format designed to be user-friendly and enable analysis.
If you have any concerns about the changes to the way these data are presented please contact us by emailing CrimeandPoliceStats@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk by 21 June 2016 explaining how the changes would affect you. Alternatively, please write to
Home Office Crime and Policing Statistics
1st Floor, Peel Building
2 Marsham Street