In the Media

Push to standardise crime figures

PUBLISHED October 21, 2005

Criminologists are trying to find a way to measure overall UK crime to tackle confusion over two sets of figures.

Recorded crime figures and the alternative British Crime Survey (BCS), which polls people's experience of crime, can give different results.
In the latest crime figures, released on Thursday, police figures showed an increase in violent crime while the BCS indicated that violence was stable.