This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Percentage of violent incidents reported to the police in the last 12 months
Percentage of incidents of violence reported to the police in the last 12 months.
England and Wales
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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.
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||2021-02-18: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|
|Metadata last updated||2021-02-18: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|