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Crime Reduction Toolkits

Domestic Burglary

Crime - Let's bring it down
 
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Recorded Crime Figures

 

Burglary in dwelling

Aggravated burglary in a dwelling

Burglary in a building other than a dwelling

Aggravated burglary in a building other than a dwelling

Total burglary

Total recorded crime

% of all recorded crime

Apr 95
 to
Mar 96

635, 937

2, 694

595, 389

454

1, 234, 474

5, 139, 307

24%

Apr 96 to
Mar 97

579, 273

2, 712

544, 610

432

1, 127, 027

4, 930, 678

23%

Apr 97 to
Mar 98

498, 578

3, 015

486, 408

431

988, 432

4, 545, 337

22%

Apr 98 to
Mar 99*

470, 465

2, 884

479, 425

410

953, 184

5, 109, 089

19%

Apr 99 to
Mar 00*

439, 609

2, 993

463, 372

494

906, 468

5, 310, 185

17%

Apr 00 to
Mar 01*

399, 927

3, 057

432, 540

503

836, 027

5, 170, 831

16%

* New counting rules figures

The Home Office publishes recorded crime figures:

The recorded crime statistic show that domestic burglary accounted for around a one fifth of all property crime. in 1999/2000. In the statistics for 2000/2001, this percentage had reduced to 20%.

Around 1/3 of all domestic burglary incidents are recorded.

Recorded domestic burglary increased by 137% between 1981 and 1993 and has been declining every year since 1993. It fell by 6% in 1999/2000 with 442,602 offences recorded, of which 2, 993 were aggravated burglary. This is 11% lower than the number of burglaries recorded in 1990. 

Statistics for 2000/2001 show a further 7.8% reduction to 402, 984 recorded offences, of which 3, 057 were recorded as aggravated burglary.

Crime statistics for domestic burglary are gathered not just as the number of offences in an area but as rate per 1000 people and rate per 1000 households.

Clear-up rates for most property crimes are much lower than for crimes against the person with less than 15% of recorded domestic burglary offences detected in 1999/2000. The statistics for 2000/2001 show that he detection rate for domestic burglary was 14%, however the detection rate for aggravated burglary in a dwelling was 44%.

Recorded crime statistics for England and Wales for the period April 2000 and March 2001 are now are published for each available for both Basic Command Unit and Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership Area in England and Wales.

The recorded crime figures represent those offences recorded by the police. However, not all offences are reported to the police and not all reported offences are recorded. Therefore, for domestic burglary as well as the and other areas of crime, the Home Office also conducts the British Crime Survey. every two years. The Survey is now carried out on an annual basis (http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/bcs1.html).

  http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs/hosb101.pdf

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