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Crime in England and Wales, year ending March 2019

The Office for National Statistics bulletin reports on the latest figures from our two main sources of crime data: the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) and police recorded crime.

Commenting on the figures, Mark Bangs from the Office for National Statistics Centre for Crime and Justice said:

“The picture of crime is a complex one. Overall levels of crime have remained steady, but this is not the case for all types of crime. For example, overall levels of violence have remained steady but we have seen increases in violent crimes involving knives and sharp instruments. We have seen increases in fraud and overall theft, but decreases in burglary following recent rises.”