Crime and justice chart of the week

Chart: Fewer people are victims of common crimes than 30 years' ago

Across many common crime types, fewer people are victims now than 30 years’ ago. For example, for every 100 people who were a victim of vehicle-related theft at least once in 1987, only 25 people were a victim at least once in 2018. However, many of these crime types now appear to becoming slightly more common again. larger image | annotated R code to produce this chart Data source: Crime Survey for England and Wales, 2019