Official Statistics

Statistical Release for Reported Treasure Finds (2017 and 2018)

Annual statistics of the number of objects of treasure found in 2017 (and the headline figures for 2018)

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Statistical Release for Reported Treasure Finds

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Statistical Release for Reported Treasure Finds Tables

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About

This statistical release presents annual statistics on the number of reported Treasure Finds found in 2017 (and the headline provisional figure for 2018) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The data for 2017 are available broken down by county, region, period and disposition, and method of discovery. Provisional headline figures are provided for 2018 by county and region only.

This report also includes the proportion of adults in England who took part in metal detecting at least once in the 12 months prior to interview (2018/19, Taking Part survey).

Released

7 November 2019

Period covered

January 2017 to December 2018

Geographic coverage

England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Next release date

Treasure statistics from 2018 and headline figures for 2019 will be published in November 2020.

Summary

This statistical release presents data on the number of reported Treasure finds for 2017 and 2018 within England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Pre-release access

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 Alistair Rice. For enquiries on this release, contact Alistair Rice on 020 7211 6449. For any queries contact them or the statistics team at evidence@culture.gov.uk.

Further information

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.

Published 7 November 2019