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Crime Survey for England and Wales - What is it?

The Crime Survey for England and Wales is the new name for what used to be called the British Crime survey.  The name was changed from the British Crime Survey (BCS) to better reflect the geographical coverage of the survey.  The Crime survey is different to official crime figures.


Scotland was not covered by the old BCS and so a decision was made to change the title to the more appropriate Crime Survey for England and Wales.  Mycrimeprevention.co.uk will continue to analyse the new Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) and bring the key points to you in our free newsletter, sign up at the top of the home page, we don't pass your details to anyone else and you can stop receiving newsletters at any time.

More information about the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW)

 

 The CSEW is a victimisation survey, it doesn't use official Police figures, instead it measures the amount of crime in England and Wales by asking people like you if you or your household experienced any crimes in the past year.


The CSEW selects a sample to represent the country as a whole, with addresses randomly selected from the Royal Mail's list of
addresses.  The views of men and women of all ages and backgrounds are complied, in addition the CSEW has been extended
to include children aged 10 – 15.  This contribution by children provides a more complete picture of the extent of crime experienced by the general population.

The CSEW provides a more complete picture of crime than police statistics alone.  The CSEW includes crime which are not reported to, or recorded by, the police and so isn't changed by recording practices.

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