There is now, more than ever, an abundance of publications (and freely available data) on crime statistics available from government sources within the UK. The Office of National Statistics publishes a number of statistical bulletins (and their underlying data) on a wide range of crime and justice-related topics in England and Wales. Particularly prominent are the series Crime in England and Wales, released quarterly, which include data from police recorded crime and from the Crime Survey for England and Wales. The Office for National Statistics has also released a podcast in the Statistically Speaking series discussing recent (as of October 2022) challenges in and benefits of measuring crime, including proposed new advances in researching domestic violence and harassment.

In Scotland, there are both annual and quarterly reports and data releases on police recorded crime in the series Recorded Crime in Scotland as well as regular publications presenting findings from the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey. For Northern Ireland, the Police Service of Northern Ireland release a recorded crime statistical bulletin with both monthly updates and an annual summary, while victimization data from the Northern Ireland Safe Community Survey are published by the Department of Justice.

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