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Statistics and Datasets for Criminology

 

Online Statistics  

UK sources

Crime Survey for England and Wales
The Crime Survey for England and Wales (formally the British Crime Survey) asks people about their experience of victimisation and crime in the previous year. You will need to register to access this data. 

Census.ac.uk

A one stop gateway to the ESRC datasets from the 1971, 1981, 1991 and 2001 UK census.  To access many of the datasets, registration is required.  You may also need to login using your Cardiff University username and password.  2001 aggregate census is also available from InFuse. 2011 census data will be available on the Office of National Statistics web site as it is released.  It will be available from InFuse from March 2013.

CIPFA Statistics
Police Actuals and Police Estimates available via the eLibrary. To access the statistics you will need to register with CIPFA using your @cardiff.ac.uk email address.

  • Police Actuals:
    A detailed analysis of actual revenue expenditure and income, plus a wide range of other financial data including: information on the cost of overtime; special constables; police pensions; authority costs; capital programmes and levels of reserves and balances. Non-financial information includes: details of police officer numbers by grade; other staff levels; the number of road accidents involving personal injury and the number of notifiable offences.
  • Police Estimates:
    A detailed analysis of estimated revenue expenditure and income, plus a wide range of other financial data including: information on police pensions; police authority costs; capital programmes and levels of reserves and balances. Non-financial information includes: details of police officer numbers by grade; other staff levels and the number of pensioners.

UK Data Service
Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the UK Data Service provides quantitative and qualitative economic and social datasets including census data from 1971-2011. It is possible to search the site using the 'Discover' tool without registering but you will need to register to download data. Click on Register, select Login, then search for Cardiff University and enter your Cardiff University username and password. Complete the form and submit to register. 

Home Office Research and Statistics
Research and statistics on Home Office responsibilities such as crime, counter-terrorism, the justice system and immigration.

StatsWales
Provided by the Welsh Government, StatsWales contains Welsh statistics on a range of themes including education, health, crime, equality and social inclusion.

UK National Statistics
The UK National Statistics Publication Hub remains the first port of call for all those seeking the latest statistics from government departments in the UK. It is the central website for hosting all first releases of National Statistics. You can go straight to the crime and justice section of the site.

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Overseas sources

Eurostat
Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions. This includes statistics on crime and criminal justice.

US Bureau of Justice Statistics
Collections and analysis of information about offenders, victims of crime and financial and institutional structures. There is a summary of findings for each topic, details of publications and an outline of data collection methods.

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Printed and CD-ROM statistics in libraries  

Criminal statistics, England and Wales: statistics relating to crime and criminal proceedings (1970 onwards)
Printed - statistics collection Law Library

Prison Statistics, England and Wales (1981 onwards)
Printed - statistics collection Law Library

Supervision Orders (1984 onwards)
Printed - statistics collection Law Library

Statistics of drug seizures and offenders dealt with, United Kingdom (1990, 1993, 1995, 1996)
Printed - statistics collection Law Library

Regional Trends (Standalone CD-ROM)
Provides a complete archive of the first 30 years of statistics to 1995. Topics include population, crime and justice and living standards. The CD-ROM, as well as more recent updates, are available in the Arts and Social Studies Library.