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How Many Crimes in England & Wales in 2013 / 2014

What's up, what's down, the latest crime level information for England and Wales is here.

  • Many acquisitive crimes have reduced
  • Sexual Offences have increased

Infographic versions of this data can be found here Crime in England and Wales last year.

The headline figures concerning how many crimes took place in England and Wales in 2013/14 are shown below: The figures are estimated and come from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) 2013/14 as published by the Office for National Statistics.

In 2013/14 there were an estimated:

  • 934,000 Vehicle Related Thefts. 
  • 376,000 Bike Thefts
  • 785,000 Burglaries
  • 777,000 Other Household Thefts
  • Over 1.3 million Violence offences
  • Crime against Households and Residents totalled over 7.3 million.

How Many Crimes Took Place Each Day in England & Wales?

The numbers listed above show figures for the full year, these are often hard to imagine. It is not possible to be precise as the CSEW is an estimate and these figures do not take into account seasonality or other factors.

The figures below simply take the figures reported for the full year and divide them by 365 to give them an estimate of the average number of offences per day.

  • Two thousand five hundred Vehicle Related Thefts a day.
  • Over a thousand Bike Thefts a day.
  • 1600 burglaries a day.
  • Over two thousand one hundred Other Household Thefts a day.  This includes items stolen from your garden.
  • More than three and a half thousand Violence related offences per day.
  • Twenty thousand Crimes against Households and Residents a day.
  • We decided to break this one down further as the numbers are still so big and that is over 830 crimes an hour.
  • What Do I Need to Know?

    The Crime Survey for England and Wales 2013/14 report is 133 pages in length, some of the other key messages we have taken from it include:

  • Police recorded crime figures showed an increase of 20% in all sexual offences for the year ending March 2014 compared with the previous year (up from 60,894 to 64,200;)
  • Many acquisitive crimes have reduced compared to 2012/13.
  • There were over 810,000 crimes against children in 2013/14, over 2,200 a day.
  • What is the Crime Survey for England and Wales?

    • The CSEW has a nationally representative sample of around 35,000 adults and 3,000 children (aged 10 to 15 years) per year. The response rates for the survey in 2013/14 were 75% and 68% respectively.
    • The CSEW is a face-to-face survey in which people resident in households in England and Wales are asked about their experiences of crime in the 12 months prior to the interview.
    • Respondents are interviewed in their own homes by trained interviewers using a structured questionnaire.
    • Since it began, the CSEW has been conducted by an independent (from government or the police) survey research organisation using trained interviewers to collect data from sampled respondents.

    What to do if you are Worried About Crime

    If you think you have been a victim of crime, may become a victim of crime or feel threatened always contact your local Police Force.
    Being proactive and increasing your crime prevention awareness and crime prevention products you use may also help reduce the chances of you or a family member becoming a victim.

    Free crime prevention guides covering a range of topics can be found on this site and Police websites.
    A number of crime prevention products can be found in our shop and special offers section.

    The Crime Survey for England and Wales 2013/14


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