Crime Statistics for calendar year ending 31 December 2008
These documents provide the Summary of Recorded and Resolved Offence Statistics broken down into 12 districts plus one national publication. They were released 1 April 2009 and cover calendar year ending 31 December 2008.
Statistics reported in this document are derived from the Police National Intelligence Application (N.I.A) These Official Crime Statistics present a snapshot of data in N.I.A. relating to offences within a given year, as at the date 14 days following the end of that year.
An incident that is reported to or detected by Police where Police believe an offence is likely to have been committed is counted as a Recorded Offence. A Recorded Offence is considered to be a Resolved Offence by Police when an offender is identified and dealt with (warned, cautioned, prosecuted, etc).