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NCJ Number: 192184 Find in a Library
Title: British Crime Survey 2001
Author(s): Chris Kershaw; Natalia Chivite-Matthews; Carys Thomas; Rebbecca Aust
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 121
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
London, SW1H 9AT, England
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: HTML
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This survey measured crimes against adults (16 and over) living in private households in England and Wales during the year 2000.
Abstract: The 2001 British Crime Survey (BCS) showed a decrease between 1999 and 2000 in nearly all the offenses it measured. The decreases were statistically significant for burglary (17 percent), all vehicle-related theft (11 percent), other household theft (16 percent), and violent crime (19 percent). Overall, there was a 12 percent drop between 1999 and 2000 in BCS crime. Between 1995 and 2000, BCS crime fell by 33 percent, averaging around 6 percent per year. There was a 13 percent drop between 1999 and 2000 in BCS crimes that can be directly compared to police recorded offenses. The estimated drop in comparable police recorded crimes was 3 percent. The greater decrease in BCS crime than in police figures was largely associated with increases in the estimated proportion of crimes reported to the police, most evident for violent crime and some increases in recording. There were general increases in victims' assessment of the seriousness of their crime. However, between 2000 and 2001 the level of concern about crime decreased slightly across several crime categories. Notes, tables, figures, appendixes, glossary, references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; England; Fear of crime; National crime statistics; National crime surveys; Public Opinion of Crime; Statistics; Victim reactions to crime; Wales
Note: Home Office Statistical Bulletin 18/01
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