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NCJ Number: 213645 Find in a Library
Title: Crime in England and Wales: Quarterly Update to September 2005
Author(s): Maya Kara; Anna Upson
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
Information and Publications Group
United Ki
Date Published: January 26, 2006
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-84473-862-0
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
Information and Publications Group
Room 201
50 Queen Anne's Gate
London, SW1H 9AT,
United Kingdom
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report presents the most recent data on crime levels in England and Wales based on the British Crime Survey (October 2004 to September 2005) and police recorded crime (July 2005 to September 2005).
Abstract: Twenty-three percent of the citizenry have been victims of some type of crime according to the British Crime Survey (BCS), the lowest percentage since the survey began in 1981. The number of crimes recorded by police decreased 1 percent from July to September 2005 compared with the same period in 2004. BCS interviews in the 12 months prior to September 2005 showed that violent crime was stable compared with the previous year. The BCS showed a statistically significant drop in domestic burglary; domestic burglaries recorded by the police showed a 7-percent decrease. The BCS found a significant decrease in vehicle thefts, and police records indicated a 7-percent decline in vehicle thefts. Police records showed a provisional 11,110 firearm offenses in the year up to September 2005, a 1-percent increase compared with the previous year. This increase was mainly due to offenses that involved imitation weapons. Respondents in the BCS perceived that antisocial behavior had increased slightly compared with the previous year; worry about violent crime and burglary had also increased, while worry about vehicle crime remained stable. The public's confidence in the police, the courts, and corrections improved compared with the previous year, with the proportion of people confident in their local police increasing from 48 percent to 49 percent compared with the previous year. 6 tables and 4 figures
Main Term(s): Foreign crime statistics
Index Term(s): England; Offense statistics; Police statistics; Victimization; Victimization surveys; Wales
Note: Home Office Statistical Bulletin, 03/06, January 26, 2006; downloaded April 13, 2006.
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