Research outputs: developing a crime severity score for England and Wales using data on crimes recorded by the police

Document type
Article
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Office for National Statistics
Publisher
Office for National Statistics
Date of publication
30 November 2016
Subject(s)
Criminal Justice Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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The Office for National Statistics has been working on developing a measure designed to capture the severity of crimes recorded by the police.

This article describes the methods behind the proposed measure, presents initial findings, and seeks feedback from users on the methods proposed and on whether a Crime Severity Score should be incorporated in Official Statistics on Crime in England and Wales.

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