New figures released by the Office for National Statistics reveal the level of crime experienced against adults, children, households, and businesses throughout England and Wales.


  • Recorded incidents of serious crime, violent crime, and robbery offences increased by 9%.
  • Murder charges were at their highest over a 10-year period.
  • 5.6 million offences were registered by English and Welsh police forces, a 7% increase year-on-year.


Looking at the crime statistics in more detail highlighted some interesting and key points, which we have visualised in the graphic below

Crime in England and Wales Infographic: 2018

Crime Statistics for England and Wales 2018 Infographic