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Updated:
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Next update:
April 2022

The aim of this tool is to help you explore, in one convenient location, published statistics relating to offences involving knives or sharp instruments and the impact of crime on individuals and society (crime harm) produced by public bodies in England and Wales.

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  • Annual Fraud Indicator 2017

    The Annual Fraud Indicator raises awareness of the scale of fraud, illustrates to organisations their likely exposure and provides a spur to develop effective solutions by "tapping in" to the good practice developed in other sectors.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Crowe; University of Portsmouth; Experian
    Outcome measure:
    Financial or property loss; Invasion of privacy
    Harm level:
    Individual; Private-sector entities; Public-sector entities
    Domain:
    Financial or economic; Privacy
    Data Source:
    HM Treasury - Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses; Annual Business Survey
    Time-series covers:
    2017
    Keywords:
    fraud; cyber-security; cost of crime; criminal activity
  • Child abuse extent and nature – Appendix tables

    Data on child abuse extent and nature in England and Wales, bringing together a range of different data sources from across government and the voluntary sector.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Use of public services; Physical injury; Loss of life; Emotional impact
    Harm level:
    Society; Individual; Public-sector entities
    Domain:
    Physical; Financial or economic; Emotional or psychological
    Data Source:
    Department for Education - Looked After Children; Welsh Government - Looked After Children; Ofsted - Serious Incident Notifications; Home Office - National Referral Mechanism; National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children - Childline; National Association for People Abused in Childhood - NAPAC helpline
    Time-series covers:
    2019
    Keywords:
    violence; abuse; victim services; children; victims; offences; criminal activity
  • Child emotional abuse – Appendix tables

    Data on child emotional abuse in England and Wales, bringing together a range of different data sources from across government and the voluntary sector.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Emotional impact; Use of public services; Use of victim services
    Harm level:
    Society; Individual; Public-sector entities
    Domain:
    Financial or economic; Emotional or psychological
    Data Source:
    National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children - Childline
    Time-series covers:
    2019
    Keywords:
    abuse; victim services; children; victims; offences; criminal activity
  • Crime Severity Score (Experimental Statistics)

    Crime Severity Score (CSS) data for police force areas and community safety partnerships, which equate in the majority of instances to local authorities. Includes a data tool to enable production of summary charts on trends and comparisons between areas.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Loss of life; Physical injury; Emotional impact; Financial or property loss; Antisocial behaviour; Crimes against society
    Harm level:
    Community; Individual; Society
    Domain:
    Physical; Financial or economic; Emotional or psychological; Community safety
    Data Source:
    Home Office - Police recorded crime; Sentencing Guidelines; Ministry of Justice
    Time-series covers:
    2018 to 2021
    Keywords:
    criminal activity; geographic area; offences; crime severity
  • Crime against businesses: Findings from the 2018 Commercial Victimisation Survey

    Topics include nature of crimes against businesses, experience of crime, prevention, costs against businesses, anti-social behaviour and perceptions of policing.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Home Office
    Outcome measure:
    Financial or property loss; Occupational impact
    Harm level:
    Private-sector entities
    Domain:
    Financial or economic
    Data Source:
    Commercial Victimisation Survey
    Time-series covers:
    2018
    Keywords:
    business; anti-social behaviour; offences; criminal activity
  • Crime in England and Wales bulletin

    Crime against households and adults using data from police recorded crime and the new Telephone-operated Crime Survey for England and Wales.

    Publications
    Topic:
    knife crime
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Geographic coverage:
    England and Wales
    Geographic breakdown:
    country; police force area
    Data Source:
    Home Office - Police recorded crime; NHS Hospital Episode Statistics
    Time-series covers:
    2014 to present
    Keywords:
    knife; sharp instrument; knives; blade; weapon; assault; robbery; threats; rape; sexual assault; murder; homicide
    Frequency:
    quarterly
    Breakdown:
    number of offences; rates; offence type; NHS hospital admissions
  • Crime in England and Wales: Annual supplementary tables

    Data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) on perceptions of the police, criminal justice system, crime and anti-social behaviour. Also contains data on prevalence of intimate personal violence.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Fear of crime; Antisocial behaviour
    Harm level:
    Community
    Domain:
    Community safety
    Data Source:
    Office for National Statistics - Crime Survey for England and Wales
    Time-series covers:
    2016 to 2020
    Keywords:
    anti-social behaviour; fear of crime; criminal activity; victims; offences
  • Crime in England and Wales: Appendix tables

    Trends in Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) crime experienced by adults and children aged 10 to 15 years and Home Office police recorded crime, by offence type. Also includes trends in offender relationship of CSEW violence. Because of the suspension of the face-to-face Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) on 17 March 2020 because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, from the year ending June 2020 data tables shown in this workbook also include data from the Telephone-operated Crime Survey for England and Wales (TCSEW) but do not contain data on crimes experienced by children aged 10 to 15 years.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Physical injury; Financial or property loss; Invasion of privacy
    Harm level:
    Individual; Private-sector entities; Public-sector entities
    Domain:
    Physical; Financial or economic; Privacy
    Data Source:
    Home Office - Police recorded crime; Telephone-operated Crime Survey for England and Wales; Action Fraud, National Fraud Intelligence Bureau
    Time-series covers:
    2015 to present
    Keywords:
    violence; theft; fraud; criminal activity; victims; offences
  • Crime in England and Wales: Appendix tables

    Trends in Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) crime and Home Office police recorded crime, by offence type.

    Publications
    Topic:
    knife crime
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Geographic coverage:
    England and Wales
    Geographic breakdown:
    country
    Data Source:
    Home Office - Police recorded crime
    Time-series covers:
    2015 to present
    Keywords:
    knife; sharp instrument; knives; blade; weapon;
    Notes:
    Numbers of possession of weapons offences are contained in table A4. This includes the offences 'Possession of an article with a blade or point' and 'Other knives offences'.
    Frequency:
    quarterly
    Breakdown:
    number of offences; offence type
  • Crime in England and Wales: Other related tables

    Firearms, knife and sharp instrument offences, offences involving a corrosive substance, hospital admissions for assault with sharp objects, fraud, offences flagged as domestic abuse-related, corruption, child sexual abuse and child exploitation. Data tables also include information on anti-social behaviour, perceptions, and non-notifiable incidents.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Physical injury; Financial or property loss
    Harm level:
    Individual; Community; Society; Private-sector entities
    Domain:
    Physical; Financial or economic
    Data Source:
    Home Office - Police recorded crime; NHS Hospital Episode Statistics; NHS Digital and Patient Episode Database for Wales; Digital Health and Care Wales; UK Finance; Telephone-operated Crime Survey for England and Wales
    Time-series covers:
    2017 to present
    Keywords:
    firearms; knife and sharp instrument; fraud; abuse; children; violence; criminal activity; victims; offences
  • Crime in England and Wales: Other related tables

    Firearms, knife and sharp instrument offences (including hospital admissions), fraud, offences flagged as domestic abuse-related, corruption, child sexual abuse and child exploitation. Data tables also include information on anti-social behaviour, perceptions, non-notifiable incidents and crimes against business.

    Publications
    Topic:
    knife crime
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Geographic coverage:
    England and Wales
    Geographic breakdown:
    country
    Data Source:
    Home Office - Police recorded crime; NHS Hospital Episode Statistics; NHS Digital and Patient Episode Database for Wales; Digital Health and Care Wales
    Time-series covers:
    2017 to present
    Keywords:
    knife; sharp instrument; knives; blade; weapon; assault; robbery; threats; rape; sexual assault; murder; homicide
    Frequency:
    quarterly
    Breakdown:
    number of offences; rates; offence type; NHS hospital admissions
  • Crime in England and Wales: Police Force Area Data Tables

    The number of police recorded crimes, percentage change from previous year and rate per 1,000 population by offence group, and firearms and knife, sharp instrument and fraud offences by Police Force Area.

    Publications
    Topic:
    knife crime
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Geographic coverage:
    England and Wales
    Geographic breakdown:
    country; region; police force area
    Data Source:
    Home Office - Police recorded crime
    Time-series covers:
    2015 to present
    Keywords:
    knife; sharp instrument; knives; blade; weapon; assault; robbery; threats; rape; sexual assault; murder; homicide
    Frequency:
    quarterly
    Breakdown:
    number of offences; rates; offence type
  • Crime in England and Wales: Police Force Area Data tables

    The number of police recorded crimes, percentage change from previous year and rate per 1,000 population by offence group, firearms, knife and sharp instrument, fraud and anti-social behaviour offences by Police Force Area.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Antisocial behaviour; Physical injury; Financial or property loss; Invasion of privacy; Crimes against society
    Harm level:
    Community; Individual; Society
    Domain:
    Community safety; Physical; Financial or economic; Privacy
    Data Source:
    Home Office - Police recorded crime; National Fraud Intelligence Bureau
    Time-series covers:
    2015 to present
    Keywords:
    firearms; knife and sharp instrument; fraud; anti-social behaviour; violence; criminal activity; victims; offences
  • Criminal justice system statistics quarterly

    Trends in the use of out of court disposals, defendants prosecuted, offenders convicted, remand and sentencing decisions, and offender histories in England and Wales.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Ministry of Justice
    Outcome measure:
    Loss of life; Physical injury; Emotional impact; Financial or property loss; Antisocial behaviour; Crimes against society
    Harm level:
    Community; Individual; Society
    Domain:
    Physical; Financial or economic; Emotional or psychological; Community safety
    Data Source:
    Ministry of Justice
    Time-series covers:
    2012 to present
    Keywords:
    courts; sentencing; criminal activity; offences
  • Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019

    The Cyber Security Breaches Survey is a quantitative and qualitative survey of UK businesses and charities. It helps these organisations to understand the nature and significance of the cyber security threats they face, and what others are doing to stay secure. It

    also supports the Government to shape future policy in this area.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
    Outcome measure:
    Financial or property loss; Invasion of privacy
    Harm level:
    Private-sector entities
    Domain:
    Financial or economic; Privacy
    Data Source:
    Cyber Security Breaches Survey
    Time-series covers:
    2019
    Keywords:
    fraud; cyber-security; cost of crime; criminal activity
  • Data Resource Profile: Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS)

    The Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) monitors

    the prevalence of mental illness and access to treatment

    in the general population for England’s National Statistics. It includes questions on violence and abuse and investigates their relationships with mental illness.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    NatCen Social Research
    Outcome measure:
    Emotional impact
    Harm level:
    Individual
    Domain:
    Emotional or psychological
    Data Source:
    Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey
    Time-series covers:
    1993 to present
    Keywords:
    violence; abuse; victims; offences; criminal activity
  • Domestic abuse prevalence and victim characteristics - Appendix tables

    Domestic abuse numbers, prevalence, types and victim characteristics, based upon findings from the Crime Survey for England and Wales and police recorded crime.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Loss of life
    Harm level:
    Individual
    Domain:
    Physical
    Data Source:
    Home Office - Homicide Index
    Time-series covers:
    2019 to 2021
    Keywords:
    domestic abuse; homicide; violence; criminal activity; victims; offences
  • Fraud - The Facts 2021

    The report outlines the banking industry's preventative work against fraud during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as spike in technology enabled scams and fraud during that time.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    UK Finance
    Outcome measure:
    Financial or property loss
    Harm level:
    Individual
    Domain:
    Financial or economic
    Data Source:
    UK Finance
    Time-series covers:
    2021
    Keywords:
    fraud; cyber-security; cost of crime; criminal activity
  • Homicide in England and Wales article

    Analyses of information held within the Home Office Homicide Index, which contains detailed record-level information about each homicide recorded by police in England and Wales.

    Publications
    Topic:
    knife crime
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Geographic coverage:
    England and Wales
    Geographic breakdown:
    country
    Data Source:
    Home Office - Homicide Index
    Time-series covers:
    2017 to 2021
    Keywords:
    age; sex; ethnicity; knife; sharp instrument; knives; blade; weapon; murder; homicide
    Frequency:
    annually
    Breakdown:
    number of offences; victim or offender characteristics
  • Homicide in England and Wales: appendix tables

    Findings from the analyses based on the Homicide Index recorded by the Home Office, including long-term trends, sex of the victim, apparent method of killing and relationship to victim.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Loss of life
    Harm level:
    Individual
    Domain:
    Physical
    Data Source:
    Home Office - Homicide Index
    Time-series covers:
    2019 to present
    Keywords:
    violence; homicide; criminal activity; victims; offences
  • Homicide in England and Wales: appendix tables

    Findings from the analyses based on the Homicide Index recorded by the Home Office, including long-term trends, sex of the victim, apparent method of killing and relationship to victim.

    Publications
    Topic:
    knife crime
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Geographic coverage:
    England and Wales
    Geographic breakdown:
    country
    Data Source:
    Home Office - Homicide Index
    Time-series covers:
    2019 to present
    Keywords:
    age; sex; ethnicity; knife; sharp instrument; knives; blade; weapon; murder; homicide
    Frequency:
    annually
    Breakdown:
    number of offences; victim or offender characteristics
  • Knife and offensive weapon sentencing statistics

    This series of publications contain key statistics describing trends in cautioning and sentencing for offences involving the possession of a knife or offensive weapon in England and Wales.

    Publications
    Topic:
    knife crime
    Organisation:
    Ministry of Justice
    Geographic coverage:
    England and Wales
    Geographic breakdown:
    country; police force area
    Data Source:
    Ministry of Justice's extract of the Police National Computer
    Time-series covers:
    2008 to present
    Keywords:
    age; knife; sharp instrument; knives; blade; weapon; threats; caution; conviction; sentence; offender; suspect
    Frequency:
    quarterly
    Breakdown:
    number of offences; rates; disposal category; sentence length; victim or offender characteristics
  • Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines

    Sentencing guidelines include guidance on factors the court should take into account that may affect the sentence. They set out different levels of sentence based on the harm caused to the victim and how blameworthy the offender is.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Sentencing Council
    Outcome measure:
    Loss of life; Physical injury; Emotional impact; Financial or property loss; Antisocial behaviour; Crimes against society
    Harm level:
    Community; Individual; Society
    Domain:
    Physical; Financial or economic; Emotional or psychological; Community safety
    Keywords:
    courts; sentencing; criminal activity; offences
  • Nature of crime: bicycle theft

    Annual data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW). Data include when incidents happened, where it took place, the victim's perception of the incident, and the cost of items stolen.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Financial or property loss; Emotional impact; Perceived seriousness
    Harm level:
    Individual
    Domain:
    Financial or economic; Emotional or psychological
    Data Source:
    Office for National Statistics - Crime Survey for England and Wales
    Time-series covers:
    2015 to 2020
    Keywords:
    theft; cost of crime; criminal activity; victims; offences
  • Nature of crime: burglary

    Annual data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW). Data include when incidents happened, information about offenders, the victim's perception of the incident, and what items were stolen.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Financial or property loss; Emotional impact; Perceived seriousness
    Harm level:
    Individual
    Domain:
    Financial or economic; Emotional or psychological
    Data Source:
    Office for National Statistics - Crime Survey for England and Wales
    Time-series covers:
    2015 to 2020
    Keywords:
    burglary; cost of crime; criminal activity; victims; offences
  • Nature of crime: criminal damage

    Annual data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW). Data include when incidents happened, information about offenders, the victim's perception of the incident, and what items were damaged.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Financial or property loss; Emotional impact; Perceived seriousness
    Harm level:
    Individual
    Domain:
    Financial or economic; Emotional or psychological
    Data Source:
    Office for National Statistics - Crime Survey for England and Wales
    Time-series covers:
    2015 to 2020
    Keywords:
    criminal damage; cost of crime; criminal activity; victims; offences
  • Nature of crime: fraud and computer misuse

    Annual data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW). Data are included on the impact on the victim, contact with offenders, financial loss and experiences with computer viruses.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Emotional impact; Financial or property loss; Occupational impact; Social effects; Perceived seriousness
    Harm level:
    Individual
    Domain:
    Financial or economic; Emotional or psychological
    Data Source:
    Office for National Statistics - Crime Survey for England and Wales
    Time-series covers:
    2019 to 2021
    Keywords:
    fraud; cyber-security; cost of crime; criminal activity; victims; offences
  • Nature of crime: other household theft

    Annual data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW). Data include when incidents happened, information about offenders, the victim's perception of the incident, and what items were stolen.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Financial or property loss; Emotional impact; Perceived seriousness
    Harm level:
    Individual
    Domain:
    Financial or economic; Emotional or psychological
    Data Source:
    Office for National Statistics - Crime Survey for England and Wales
    Time-series covers:
    2014 to 2020
    Keywords:
    theft; cost of crime; criminal activity; victims; offences
  • Nature of crime: personal and other theft

    Annual data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW). Data include when incidents happened, where it took place, the victim's perception of the incident, and what items were stolen.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Financial or property loss; Emotional impact; Perceived seriousness
    Harm level:
    Individual
    Domain:
    Financial or economic; Emotional or psychological
    Data Source:
    Office for National Statistics - Crime Survey for England and Wales
    Time-series covers:
    2014 to 2020
    Keywords:
    theft; cost of crime; criminal activity; victims; offences
  • Nature of crime: robbery

    Annual data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW). Data include when incidents happened, information about offenders, the victim's perception of the incident, injuries sustained, the use of weapons and if the offender was under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Financial or property loss; Emotional impact; Perceived seriousness
    Harm level:
    Individual
    Domain:
    Financial or economic; Emotional or psychological
    Data Source:
    Office for National Statistics - Crime Survey for England and Wales
    Time-series covers:
    2015 to 2020
    Keywords:
    robbery; criminal activity; victims; offences
  • Nature of crime: vehicle-related theft

    Annual data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW). Data include when incidents happened, where it took place, the victim's perception of the incident, and what items were stolen or damaged.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Financial or property loss; Emotional impact; Perceived seriousness
    Harm level:
    Individual
    Domain:
    Financial or economic; Emotional or psychological
    Data Source:
    Office for National Statistics - Crime Survey for England and Wales
    Time-series covers:
    2015 to 2020
    Keywords:
    theft; cost of crime; criminal activity; victims; offences
  • Nature of crime: violence

    Annual data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), including when and where incidents happened and the victim's perception of the incident.

    Publications
    Topic:
    knife crime
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Geographic coverage:
    England and Wales
    Geographic breakdown:
    country
    Data Source:
    Office for National Statistics - Crime Survey for England and Wales
    Time-series covers:
    2016 to 2020
    Keywords:
    knife; sharp instrument; knives; blade; weapon;
    Notes:
    Table 4 contains estimates from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) on the type of weapon used in violent incidents.
    Frequency:
    annually
    Breakdown:
    weapon type
  • Nature of crime: violence

    Annual data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), including when and where violence incidents happened and the victim's perception of the incident.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Physical injury; Emotional impact; Perceived seriousness
    Harm level:
    Individual
    Domain:
    Physical; Emotional or psychological
    Data Source:
    Office for National Statistics - Crime Survey for England and Wales
    Time-series covers:
    2016 to 2020
    Keywords:
    violence; injury; weapon; criminal activity; victims; offences
  • Nature of sexual assault by rape or penetration, England and Wales

    Nature of sexual assault by rape or penetration experienced by adults since the age of 16 years, including breakdowns by age, sex, victim-perpetrator relationship, location and other factors. Analyses from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW).

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Perceived seriousness; Physical injury; Emotional impact; Social effects; Occupational impact
    Harm level:
    Individual
    Domain:
    Financial or economic; Emotional or psychological; Physical
    Data Source:
    Office for National Statistics - Crime Survey for England and Wales
    Time-series covers:
    2020
    Keywords:
    rape; assault; criminal activity; victims; offences; violence
  • Offences involving knives and sharp instruments open data

    Number of offences recorded by the police where a knife or sharp instrument was involved for a number of selected offences.

    Publications
    Topic:
    knife crime
    Organisation:
    Home Office
    Geographic coverage:
    England and Wales
    Geographic breakdown:
    police force area
    Data Source:
    Home Office - Police recorded crime; Home Office - Homicide Index
    Time-series covers:
    2013 to present
    Keywords:
    knife; sharp instrument; knives; blade; weapon; assault; robbery; threats; rape; sexual assault; murder; homicide
    Notes:
    This link takes you to a collection of police recorded crime open data tables. The offences involving knives or sharp instruments open data can be found towards the bottom of the list.
    Frequency:
    quarterly
    Breakdown:
    number of offences
  • Offences involving the use of weapons: data table

    Data tables relating to offences involving weapons as recorded by police and hospital episode statistics.

    Publications
    Topic:
    knife crime
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Geographic coverage:
    England and Wales
    Geographic breakdown:
    country; region; police force area
    Data Source:
    Home Office - Police recorded crime; NHS Hospital Episode Statistics
    Time-series covers:
    2017 to 2021
    Keywords:
    knife; sharp instrument; knives; blade; weapon; assault; robbery; threats; rape; sexual assault; murder; homicide
    Frequency:
    quarterly
    Breakdown:
    number of offences; rates; offence type; NHS hospital admissions
  • Offences involving the use of weapons: data table

    Data tables relating to offences involving weapons as recorded by police and hospital episode statistics.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Physical injury
    Harm level:
    Individual
    Domain:
    Physical
    Data Source:
    Home Office - Police recorded crime; NHS Hospital Episode Statistics
    Time-series covers:
    2017 to 2021
    Keywords:
    violence; injury; weapon; criminal activity; victims; offences
  • Partner abuse in detail – Appendix tables

    Data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales on the prevalence and nature of partner abuse.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Physical injury; Perceived seriousness
    Harm level:
    Individual
    Domain:
    Physical
    Data Source:
    Office for National Statistics - Crime Survey for England and Wales
    Time-series covers:
    2018
    Keywords:
    violence; injury; domestic violence; criminal activity; victims; offences
  • Perceptions of personal safety and experiences of harassment, Great Britain

    Data from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey (OPN) on perceptions of personal safety in different settings, by personal characteristics, collected between 2 and 27 June 2021. Also contains data on experiences of harassment in the previous 12 months.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Perception of safety; Fear of crime
    Harm level:
    Individual; Community
    Domain:
    Emotional or psychological; Community safety
    Data Source:
    Opinions and Lifestyle Survey
    Time-series covers:
    2021
    Keywords:
    fear of crime; criminal activity; victims; offences
  • Public Health Profiles - drugs

    Fingertips profiles are a rich source of indicators across a range of health and wellbeing themes that has been commissioning to improve health and wellbeing, and reduce inequalities.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Public Health England
    Outcome measure:
    Physical injury; Loss of life; Crimes against society; Financial or property loss
    Harm level:
    Individual; Community; Society; Public-sector entities
    Domain:
    Physical; Financial or economic; Community safety
    Data Source:
    Public Health England
    Time-series covers:
    2015 to 2021
    Keywords:
    drugs; criminal activity; offences
  • Public Health Profiles - violence

    Fingertips profiles are a rich source of indicators across a range of health and wellbeing themes that has been commissioning to improve health and wellbeing, and reduce inequalities.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Public Health England
    Outcome measure:
    Physical injury
    Harm level:
    Individual
    Data Source:
    Public Health England
    Time-series covers:
    2015 to 2021
    Keywords:
    violence; injury; criminal activity; victims; offences
  • Sentencing Guidelines for use in Crown Court

    Sentencing guidelines include guidance on factors the court should take into account that may affect the sentence. They set out different levels of sentence based on the harm caused to the victim and how blameworthy the offender is.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Sentencing Council
    Outcome measure:
    Loss of life; Physical injury; Emotional impact; Financial or property loss; Antisocial behaviour; Crimes against society
    Harm level:
    Community; Individual; Society
    Domain:
    Physical; Financial or economic; Emotional or psychological; Community safety
    Keywords:
    courts; sentencing; criminal activity; offences
  • The Cambridge Crime Harm Index (CCHI)

    The index provides harm scores for crime in England and Wales based on sentencing guidelines, and is produced by the Cambridge Centre for Evidence Based Policing.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Cambridge Centre for Evidence Based Policing
    Outcome measure:
    Loss of life; Physical injury; Emotional impact; Financial or property loss; Antisocial behaviour; Crimes against society
    Harm level:
    Community; Individual; Society
    Domain:
    Physical; Financial or economic; Emotional or psychological; Community safety
    Data Source:
    Home Office - Police recorded crime; Sentencing Guidelines
    Time-series covers:
    2016 to 2020
    Keywords:
    criminal activity; offences; crime severity
  • The economic and social costs of crime second edition

    This report uses existing crime and cost data to update previous analysis by the Home Office

    to estimate the economic and social costs of different offences.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Home Office
    Outcome measure:
    Financial or property loss; Use of public services; Occupational impact
    Harm level:
    Individual; Society; Private-sector entities; Public-sector entities
    Domain:
    Financial or economic
    Data Source:
    Home Office - police recorded crime; Crime Survey for England and Wales; Commercial Victimisation Survey
    Time-series covers:
    2018
    Keywords:
    cost of crime; criminal activity; victims; offences
  • The nature of violent crime in England and Wales

    A summary of violent crime from Crime Survey for England and Wales and police recorded crime.

    Publications
    Topic:
    knife crime
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Geographic coverage:
    England and Wales
    Geographic breakdown:
    country
    Data Source:
    Home Office - Police recorded crime; NHS Hospital Episode Statistics
    Time-series covers:
    2017 to 2020
    Keywords:
    knife; sharp instrument; knives; blade; weapon;
    Frequency:
    annually
    Breakdown:
    number of offences; NHS hospital admissions
  • The nature of violent crime in England and Wales

    A summary of violent crime from Crime Survey for England and Wales and police recorded crime.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Office for National Statistics
    Outcome measure:
    Loss of life; Physical injury
    Harm level:
    Individual
    Domain:
    Physical
    Data Source:
    Home Office - Police recorded crime; NHS Hospital Episode Statistics
    Time-series covers:
    2017 to 2020
    Keywords:
    violence; injury; weapon; criminal activity; victims; offences
  • Understanding victims of crime

    This report looks at the impact of the crime and the victim’s needs. It includes a review of existing research, and presents findings from new quantitative and qualitative research with Victim Support (VS) service users. It also highlights differences between crime types, where possible.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Victim Support
    Outcome measure:
    Use of public services; Physical injury; Emotional impact; Social effects
    Harm level:
    Society; Individual; Public-sector entities
    Domain:
    Physical; Financial or economic; Emotional or psychological
    Data Source:
    Victim Support
    Time-series covers:
    2017
    Keywords:
    violence; abuse; victim services; victims; offences; criminal activity
  • Victims statistics, 2014-15 to 2018-19: victims’ services, restorative justice and information, advice and support

    This is the second part of the Victims’ Commissioner’s bulletin using data from the ONS Crime Survey for England and Wales. The bulletin presents statistics about victims’ contact with victims' services, restorative justice, and information, advice and support, between 2014-15 to 2018-19.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Victims’ Commissioner
    Outcome measure:
    Use of public services; Use of victim services
    Harm level:
    Society; Public-sector entities
    Domain:
    Financial or economic
    Data Source:
    Office for National Statistics - Crime Survey for England and Wales
    Time-series covers:
    2015 to 2019
    Keywords:
    violence; abuse; victim services; victims; offences; criminal activity
  • Violence in England and Wales in 2019: an Accident and Emergency Perspective

    The report describes overall gender and age specific violence-related injury rates and violence trends according to NVSN data in England and Wales over the 12-month period ending 31st December 2019.

    Publications
    Topic:
    crime harm
    Organisation:
    Cardiff University
    Outcome measure:
    Physical injury
    Harm level:
    Individual
    Domain:
    Physical
    Data Source:
    Emergency Care Data Set; EDs, MIUs and Walk-in Centres
    Time-series covers:
    2019
    Keywords:
    violence; injury; criminal activity; victims; offences