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Crime data is broken down into ‘major’ and ‘minor’ crime types. Please see a breakdown of what these mean and include below. You may notice that these vary from the crime types found in the ‘Your area’ tool. We are working to bring these data sets together and ensure a consistent approach to crime categorisation.
Minor classes included
Burglary is the theft, or attempted theft, from a premises where access is not authorised. Damage to a premises that appears to have been caused by a person attempting to enter to commit a burglary, is also counted as burglary. Residential and commercial burglaries are distinguished by the function of the building.
Burglary in a dwelling
Burglary in other buildings
Where property is intentionally destroyed or damaged, not necessarily to gain entry to premises or a vehicle.
Criminal damage to dwelling
Criminal damage to motor vehicle
Criminal damage to other building
Other criminal damage
Possession, consumption, supply of or the intent to supply illegal drugs.
Possession of drugs
Fraud & Forgery
Fraud is an intentional deception in most occasions for monetary gain; whereas forgery is the action of creating an exact replica of an object with the intention of deception.
Other fraud and forgery
Other Notifiable Offences
This is a broad category containing offences that are notifiable to the Home Office.
Theft with the use of force or a threat of force. Both personal and commercial robbery are included. Snatch theft is not included.
A broad category of sexual offences, including Indecent Assault and Unlawful (under age) Sexual Intercourse.
Theft & Handling
Theft from a person, motor vehicle, bikes, residential or non-residential property and more. Plus the storage, transport or attempted resale of property after a theft has occurred.
Handling stolen goods
Motor vehicle interference and tampering
Theft from motor vehicle
Theft from shops
Theft/taking of motor vehicle
Theft/taking of pedal cycle
Violence Against The Person
Includes a range of offences from minor offences such as harassment and common assault, to serious offences such as murder, actual bodily harm and grievous bodily harm.
Assault with injury
Additional Crime Types
This is a broad category of types not covered in other categories. They range from weapon-related crimes to hate crimes and robbery.