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Introduction

The main source for data about the prevalence of crime used in this website is the British Crime Survey.  The exceptions discussed below relate to analyses of those actually found guilty of a crime, for which the data is published separately for England & Wales, for Scotland and for Northern Ireland

England and Wales

Sources

In summary:

Use made of Ministry of Justice statistics

Report title Update timing Indicator Graphs Comments
Offender management caseload statistics October Young adults with a criminal record second Multiply the numbers of young adults in table A1.20 by the proportions
(all ages) who are British
nationals in table A1.19.
Criminal justice statistics, England and Wales May Children with a criminal record all Table numbers vary from year to year.
Young adults with a criminal record first Table number varies from year to year.

Scotland

The graph shows the proportion of 16- to 24-year-olds who reported that they had used Class A drugs in the previous twelve months.  The data source is the British Crime Survey (BCS) and the data relates to England and Wales, with the data being obtained via the annualCrime in England and Wales reports published by the Home Office rather than the dataset itself..  Note that there was no BCS survey data for either 1998 or 2000.

Class A drugs comprise cocaine, crack, ecstasy, hallucinogens and opiates.  Amphetamines can be either Class A or Class B depending on their form but, for the purposes of the graph, are excluded from the analysis.

Overall adequacy of the indicator: limited.  It is unclear to what extent trends in self-reported use of Class A drugs successfully captures trends in drug mis-use.

Sources

In summary:

Use made of Scottish Government statistics – crime and justice section

Report title Update timing Indicator Graphs Comments
Recorded crime September Burglaries first Table 1.
second Table 8.

Northern Ireland

Sources

In summary:

Use made of Northern Ireland Office – publications section

Report title Update timing Indicator Graphs Comments
Perceptions of crime: findings from the Northern Ireland Crime
Survey
December Victims of crime first Need to search for “perceptions of crime”, setting the searching
date range as appropriate and, if necessary, searching the archives.