Criminal justice system statistics

Crime statistics

Crime against households and adults using data from police recorded crime and the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW).


Crime figures from Crime Survey for England and Wales

Incidents of crime against households and adults estimated from the Crime Survey for England and Wales. Includes fraud and computer misuse.

Figures are survey estimates and subject to sampling variance. Therefore, figures in this chart are rounded to the nearest 100,000 incidents.

Due to the suspension of the CSEW, data are not available between the year ending March 2020 and the year ending March 2022.

Period Crime figures from Crime Survey for England and Wales
Apr 2016 to Mar 2017 11.2 million
Apr 2017 to Mar 2018 10.7 million
Apr 2018 to Mar 2019 11.2 million
Apr 2019 to Mar 2020 10.2 million
Apr 2020 to Mar 2021
Apr 2021 to Mar 2022
Apr 2022 to Mar 2023 8.7 million

Apr 2022 to Mar 2023

8.7 million

Update Dec 2023

In the 12 months to Dec 2023 there were 8.4 million incidents of crime estimated from the CSEW.

Data source

The data source for this measure and more detailed information can be found in the Crime in England and Wales (quarterly) publication.

Publication date

Published: 25 April 2024. Next publication: 24 July 2024 9:30am.


Police recorded crime in England and Wales

Police recorded crime statistics based on data from all 43 forces in England and Wales (including the British Transport Police). All offences including fraud and computer misuse (recorded by Action Fraud or referred to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau since April 2011).

Period Police recorded crime in England and Wales
Apr 2002 to Mar 2003 6.0 million
Apr 2003 to Mar 2004 6.0 million
Apr 2004 to Mar 2005 5.6 million
Apr 2005 to Mar 2006 5.6 million
Apr 2006 to Mar 2007 5.4 million
Apr 2007 to Mar 2008 5.0 million
Apr 2008 to Mar 2009 4.7 million
Apr 2009 to Mar 2010 4.3 million
Apr 2010 to Mar 2011 4.2 million
Apr 2011 to Mar 2012 4.4 million
Apr 2012 to Mar 2013 4.1 million
Apr 2013 to Mar 2014 4.0 million
Apr 2014 to Mar 2015 4.2 million
Apr 2015 to Mar 2016 4.5 million
Apr 2016 to Mar 2017 5.0 million
Apr 2017 to Mar 2018 5.5 million
Apr 2018 to Mar 2019 6.0 million
Apr 2019 to Mar 2020 6.1 million
Apr 2020 to Mar 2021 5.4 million
Apr 2021 to Mar 2022 6.3 million
Apr 2022 to Mar 2023 6.7 million

Apr 2022 to Mar 2023

6.7 million

Update Dec 2023

In the 12 months to Dec 2023 there were 6.7 million offences of crime recorded by police.

Data source

The data source for this measure and more detailed information can be found in the Crime in England and Wales (quarterly) publication.

Publication date

Published: 25 April 2024. Next publication: 24 July 2024 9:30am.


Estimated total cost of crime in England and Wales

The economic and social costs of crime estimates are important in helping to develop an understanding of the wider costs and benefits associated with changes in the number of crimes.

The linked report estimates the total costs of crime in England and Wales in 2015/16 to be approximately £50bn for crimes against individuals and £9bn for crimes against businesses. Violent crimes make up the largest proportion of the total costs of individual crime - almost three quarters - but only one third of the number of crimes.

For the source of this information and more details please refer to the publication: The economic and social costs of crime

Published: 23 July 2018.

2015/16

£58.9bn