Crime

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.

Some key datasets

Here are some popular datasets within the theme of crime.

Commercial Victimisation Survey, 2018

Coverage: 2017 - 2018; England and Wales

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Crime Survey for England and Wales

Coverage: 1982 - ongoing; England and Wales

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Neighbourhood Boundaries, Social Disorganisation and Social Exclusion, 2001-2002

Coverage: 2001 - 2002; Scotland

Topic: See data catalogue record for full topic listing.

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Offenders Index Cohort Data, 1953-1997

Coverage: 1963 - 1997; England and Wales

Topic: See data catalogue record for full topic listing.

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Policing, Cultural Change and 'Structures of Feeling' in Post-War England, 1945-1999

Coverage: 1945 - 1999; England

Topic: See data catalogue record for full topic listing.

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Scottish Crime and Justice Survey

Coverage: 1993 - ongoing; Scotland

Topic: See data catalogue record for full topic listing.

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Census aggregate data - 2001, 2011

Coverage: 2001, 2011; United Kingdom

Topic: See data catalogue record for full topic listing.

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Census aggregate data - 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001

Coverage: 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001; United Kingdom

Topic: See data catalogue record for full topic listing.

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Eurostat New Cronos, 1950-2060

Coverage: 1950 - 2060; Multi-nation

Topic: See data catalogue record for full topic listing.

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Offending, Crime and Justice Survey

Coverage: 2003 - 2006; England and Wales

Topic: See data catalogue record for full topic listing.

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World Bank Africa Development Indicators, 1960-2011

Coverage: 1960 - 2011; Africa

Topic: See data catalogue record for full topic listing.

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