Number of corruption related offences

Data reported for this indicator are based on experimental statistics and are not yet fully developed. They should therefore be interpreted with caution.


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Source: Office for National Statistics

Geographical Area: England and Wales

Unit of Measurement: Number

Footnote: 1. Police recorded crime data are not designated as National Statistics. 2. Due to small numbers, any differences should be interpreted with caution.

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Number of corruption related offences

Indicator description

Number of corruption related offences recorded by the police.

Geographical coverage

England and Wales

Unit of measurement



Corruption offences have been defined as - 99/7 Offences of bribing another person contrary to section 1 of the Bribery Act 2010. 99/8 Offences relating to being bribed contrary to section 2 of the Bribery Act 2010. 99/9 Bribery of a foreign public official contrary to section 6 of the Bribery Act 2010. 99/10 Failure of a commercial organisation to prevent bribery contrary to section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010. 99/12 Misconduct in a public office.

Available disaggregations

No calculations were performed in the data acquisition of this indicator.

Other information

These experimental statistics are based on police recorded crime. As with other types of crime, it is recognised that the recorded crime series will not provide a good measure of the full extent of criminality as not all offences come to the attention of the police. Therefore data should be treated with caution. 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.

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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 persons who had at least one contact with a public official and who paid a bribe to a public official, or were asked for a bribe by those public officials, during the previous 12 months

Target name

Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

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Office for National Statistics



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Geographical coverage

England and Wales

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Statistical classification

Experimental statistics

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