Official Statistics

Rural crime statistics

Crime figures in rural and urban areas.


Rural crime


Incidence rates of crime in rural and urban areas.



  • police recorded violence against the person offences per 1,000 population
  • police recorded sexual offences per 1,000 population
  • police recorded robbery offences per 1,000 population
  • police recorded domestic burglary offences per 1,000 households
  • police recorded vehicles offences per 1,000 population

Data Source: ONS, Recorded crime data at Community Safety Partnership / Local Authority level from 2002/03’ – Supplementary Excel tables to ‘Crime Statistics, period ending March 2017

Coverage: England

Rural classification used: Local Authority Rural Urban Classification

Additional information:

Defra statistics: rural

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Published 25 September 2012
Last updated 25 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Recorded crime data for rural and urban areas for the period ending March 2017.
  2. We’ve changed how we’ve organised rural statistics and updated the content following Lord Cameron’s review of rural proofing.
  3. Rural crime statistics released today.
  4. First published.