Crime encompasses a wide range of issues that lie within the remit of several academic disciplines, including sociology, psychology, law and economics.

As a theme, crime may cover various topics, ranging from contemporary concerns over youth gangs and anti-social behaviour, through white collar and corporate crime, including crimes against the environment, to serious violence. Crime-related data held by the UK Data Service include not only national crime surveys (which themselves cover diverse issues such as identity theft and alcohol-related disorder in the night-time economy) but also illegal drug use, workers in the criminal justice system, football hooliganism and community policing in Africa. Explore our library of impact case studies demonstrating how our data have been used. Find out how to search our catalogue.