This publication presents statistics on crime victimisation for a selected range of offences that came to the attention of police and were recorded by them in the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012.
It should be noted that this collection does not enumerate unique persons or organisations, and therefore it is not meaningful to aggregate the number of victims across each offence type, as this cannot produce a 'total number of victims'; it is only meaningful to look at victim counts within each offence category.
The Explanatory Notes provide detailed information on the data sources, scope, counting rules, data comparability and other technical matters associated with this publication.
For ease of reading, some terms have been abbreviated throughout this publication. The offence category 'unlawful entry with intent/burglary, break and enter' has been abbreviated to 'unlawful entry with intent', and 'homicide and related offences' has been abbreviated to 'homicide'.