This statistical release presents annual statistics on the number of reported Treasure Finds found in 2016 (and the headline provisional figure for 2017) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The data for 2016 are available broken down by county, region, period and disposition, and method of discovery. Provisional headline figures are provided for 2017 by county and region only.
For the first time, this report includes the proportion of adults in England who took part in metal detecting at least once in the 12 months prior to interview (2017/18, Taking Part survey).
8 November 2018
January 2016 to December 2017
England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Next release date
Treasure statistics from 2017 and headline figures for 2018 will be published in November 2019.
This statistical release presents data on the number of reported Treasure finds for 2016 and 2017 within England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The document above contains a list of ministers and officials who have received privileged early access to this release of Reported Treasure Finds. In line with best practice, the list has been kept to a minimum and those given access for briefing purposes had a maximum of 24 hours.
The UK Statistics Authority
This release is published in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics (2009), as produced by the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA). The UKSA has the overall objective of promoting and safeguarding the production and publication of official statistics that serve the public good. It monitors and reports on all official statistics, and promotes good practice in this area.
The responsible statistician for this release is Rosanna White. For enquiries on this release, contact Rosanna White on 020 7211 6219. For any queries contact them or the statistics team at email@example.com.
The data presented here is collected by the Portable Antiquities and Treasure section, Department of Portable Antiquities & Treasure and recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme.