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NCJ Number: 220387 Find in a Library
Title: Crime in England and Wales: Quarterly Update to June 2007
Author(s): Sian Moley; Paul Taylor; Peter Kaiza; Neil Higgins
Date Published: October 2007
Page Count: 11
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: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report examines the 2007 crime rate in England and Wales.
Abstract: The June 2007 British Crime Survey (BCS) shows the risk of being a victim of a crime has remained stable at 24 percent compared with 2006. The public's perception of crime and the police remained the same from the previous year. In comparison to last year, the level of violence against a person fell 8 percent, robbery decreased by 9 percent, vandalism remained stable, and the BCS showed no significant changes in burglary or vehicle-related theft. Drug offense rose by 14 percent, coinciding with the police's new ability to issue cannabis warnings. The BCS figures were based on interviews with adults aged 16 or older living in private households in England and Wales between July 2006 and June 2007, and incidents experienced by survey respondents in the 12 months prior to their interview. BCS had a nationally representative sample of 47,503 adults with a response rate of 75 percent. Table, notes, and references
Main Term(s): Crime Statistics; Property crime victims
Index Term(s): England; Public Opinion of the Police; Victimization surveys; Wales
Note: From Home Office Statistical Bulletin 16/07
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