Percentage of violent incidents reported to the police in the last 12 months


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Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Geographical Area: England and Wales

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)

Footnote: The period April to March is being used to report annual data. For example, 2018/19 covers the period of April 2018 to March 2019.

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Percentage of violent incidents reported to the police in the last 12 months

Indicator description

Percentage of incidents of violence reported to the police in the last 12 months.

Geographical coverage

England and Wales

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)


All violence includes wounding and assault with minor injury or without injury, attempted assault and wounding or assault with a sexual motive. Incidents that were reported to the police also includes those incidents that the police came to know about in another way, e.g. they arrived at the scene.

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Other information

For details of the Crime Survey for England and Wales, see the user guide to crime statistics for England and Wales. Information about the different crime types can be found in chapter 5 of the user guide. This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

Data last updated 29 October 2021
Metadata last updated 12 January 2021

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Proportion of victims of violence in the previous 12 months who reported their victimization to competent authorities or other officially recognized conflict resolution mechanisms

Target name

Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODC))

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Office for National Statistics (ONS)



Earliest available data


Geographical coverage

England and Wales

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Release date 17 July 2020
Next release


Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

Other information

Data acquired from the Crime Survey for England and Wales.