For the first time, this release brings together information on victims of recorded crime over a 27-year period.
Recorded Crime – Victims data was first published in 1993 and has since been released annually. Data for the years 1993 to 2009 have, until this point, only been accessible separately through the earlier publications.
For the 2010 publication, significant changes to the basis of the collection were officially implemented and an expected break in series was noted. As such, subsequent releases only contained data from 2010 onwards. However, analysis of the data showed that changes finalised for the 2010 collection had only small and incremental impacts on resulting data. As a result, broad comparisons across data dating from 1993 onwards can be made.
The extended time series project has compiled data for all available years to produce statistics on victims of crime by selected offences as recorded by police spanning the 27 years of available publication data.
This data is intended to support analysis of the whole time series available, however, there are some changes to the data over time which need to be considered when using the extended series data. This information is provided for reference in the methodology section.