At-a-glance: Crime figures 2005
Crime overview

Trends

Violent offences

Gun crime

Anti-social behaviour

Risk of crime

Crime overview
Overall crime levels apparently fell in the UK last year, but that has not stopped attention focusing on violent crime, which according to police records rose 7%.

By comparison in the British Crime Survey (BCS), published at the same time and based on people's experiences of crime, violent offences fell by 11%.