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Data Provider: Welsh Government 23a. Police recorded serious acquisitive crime (SOC)

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Click here to sort1998-99In April 1998 the Home Office Counting Rules for Recorded Crime were expanded to include certain additional summary offences and counts became more victim-based (the number of victims was counted rather than the number of offences).<br /><br />Fraud and forgery note: The new counting rules allow the recording of unreported cheque and credit card fraud offences that are discovered by the police in subsequent investigation. In some forces across England and Wales, the change in counting rules coincided with a review of recording practices for cheque and credit card fraud offences. These reviews have resulted in more reported offences being recorded, thus causing increases in recorded offences that are not directly attributable to the new rules.Click here to sort1999-00Click here to sort2000-01Click here to sort2001-02Click here to sort2002-03Implementation of the National Crime Recording Standard from April 2002. The NCRS aims to promote greater consistency between police forces in the recording of crime and to take a more victim-orientated approach to crime recording.Click here to sort2003-04Click here to sort2004-05Click here to sort2005-06Click here to sort2006-07Click here to sort2007-08Click here to sort2008-09Click here to sort2009-10Click here to sort2010-11Click here to sort2011-12Click here to sort2012-13Click here to sort2013-14
[Collapse]Total PoliceRecorded Crime261,994255,487238,449241,432294,780289,263267,624258,024258,473243,623236,614221,391202,974190,605175,703172,689
Total PoliceRecorded Crime[Expand]Violence against the person32,09937,92238,23036,45753,13453,01453,33552,59253,66749,37547,41046,48742,42739,52538,79441,916
[Expand]Sexual Offences1,8181,7491,7021,9802,4352,4812,6232,6972,4482,5742,4552,4632,4442,5162,8773,377
[Collapse]BurglaryBurglary in a dwelling16,03814,44612,15012,52614,95413,90211,68710,01010,57811,29810,46210,0929,4358,8238,0727,496
[Collapse]Offences against vehicles..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available54,55052,54344,68742,81841,42934,89132,29827,11821,29818,74317,60316,243
Offences against vehiclesTheft or unauthorised taking of motor vehicle25,27122,42117,85716,95717,81016,13312,99211,69511,3129,6448,2776,5325,3484,2533,9073,420
Theft from vehicles30,89029,44325,79525,65131,06629,81026,06326,11525,30722,04321,12618,36714,33213,37312,78811,977
[Expand]Other theft offences..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available54,11955,51550,52147,77047,14047,35847,60747,26048,64951,12446,36246,107
[Expand]Fraud and forgery12,00611,88910,44910,18612,19410,6549,2107,4856,4425,6726,5875,7824,8572,6931,771325
[Expand]Criminal damage56,06654,92653,28756,86166,06066,26864,34564,04465,05359,79056,69349,32341,86336,31931,66430,682
[Expand]Drug offences9,7498,5208,3519,42510,2659,5099,1979,49810,52812,70113,32613,51713,49713,65512,91611,766
[Expand]Other offences3,8874,0813,6223,4033,8073,3273,3463,6653,6383,3813,3863,3803,1592,6472,4402,720


Sust0003: Police Recorded Crime in Wales

Welsh Government

Last Updated: 21 August, 2014
Added to StatsWales: 21 August, 2014
Next Update: No longer updated.
Source: Office for National Statistics

In accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007, statistics based on police recorded crime data have been assessed against the Code of Practice for Official Statistics and found not to meet the required standard for designation as National Statistics. The full assessment report can be found on the UK Statistics Authority website (Assessment number 268).

For the years 1998-99 to 2008-09, the counting year runs from April to March. For 1997 and previous, calendar years are used.

The coverage was extended and counting rules revised from 1998-99. Figures from that date are not directly comparable with those for previous years.

The National Crime Recording Standard was introduced in April 2002. Figures before and after that date are not directly comparable.

Racially aggravated offences were included from 1 April 1999 and religiously aggravated offences were added to the series from 1 April 2002.