Official Statistics

Historical crime data

Datasets give individual offence data from 1898 and individual offence data by police force from 1990; see below for important information about future updates.

Documents

A summary of recorded crime data from 1898 to 2001/02

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A summary of recorded crime data from year ending Mar 2003 to year ending Mar 2015

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Offences recorded by the police in England and Wales by offence and police force area from 1990 to 2001/02

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Offences recorded by the police in England and Wales by offence and police force area from year ending Mar 2003 to year ending Mar 2015

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Details

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 are no longer published on this webpage. This is because the data is 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 way these data are presented please contact us by emailing CrimeandPoliceStats@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk. Alternatively, please write to

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Published 19 July 2012
Last updated 21 April 2016 + show all updates
  1. Update detailing changes in the range of data that will be available on this page from July 2016.
  2. 'Offences recorded by the police in England and Wales by offence and police force area from year ending Mar 2003 to year ending Mar 2015' was updated to resolve a transposition error affecting Northumbria and North Yorkshire, and North Wales and Northamptonshire police forces from year ending Mar 2004 and year ending Mar 2012.
  3. Updated 'A summary of recorded crime data from year ending Mar 2003 to year ending Mar 2015' and 'Offences recorded by the police in England and Wales by offence and police force area from year ending Mar 2003 to year ending Mar 2015'
  4. 'A summary of recorded crime data from year ending Mar 2003 to year ending Mar 2014' and 'Offences recorded by the police in England and Wales by offence and police force area from year ending Mar 2003 to year ending Mar 2014' have been updated to include data for the year ending March 2014.
  5. Updated to include financial year 2012 to 2013.
  6. First published.