Rural England

Victims of crime

Key points

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Graph 1: By tenure

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Graph 2: By household income

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Rural/urban ratios (urban = 10)

On most poverty and social exclusion indicators, rural areas have 'better scores' than urban areas.  The purpose of the table below is to differentiate between those subjects where rural areas are 'a bit better' and those where rural areas are 'a lot better'.  It does so by presenting the rural statistics for the indicator as a proportion of the urban statistics.  So, for example, a rural 'score' of 6 in the table below means that the rural statistic is around 60% of its urban equivalent.

Graph 1

Housing tenureProportion of households burgled in the previous year
All households5
Owner occupiers5
Private renters5
Social renters5

Graph 2

Annual household incomeProportion of households burgled in the previous year
less than 5K pa3
5-10K pa5
10-15K pa4
15-20K pa5
20K or over pa4

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Definitions and data sources

The graphs

Both graphs show the proportion of households reporting that they were burgled in the previous year, with the first graph being by housing tenure and the second graph by level of household income.  Note that the household incomes are actual incomes and that they have no been adjusted to reflect household size and composition.

Level of the data

Small area urban/rural classifications using the government's 2004 classification system for small areas.  Rural areas are those classified as 'small town and fringe', 'village' and 'hamlet and isolated dwellings', where this data is only available as a single, combined 'rural area' category in the publicly available data.

Source

British Crime Survey, Home Office.  To improve its statistical reliability, the data is the average for the latest three years.

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The numbers

Graph 1

Housing tenureProportion of households burgled in the previous year
RuralUrban
All households1% 3%
Owner occupiers1% 2%
Private renters2% 4%
Social renters2% 4%

Graph 2

Annual household incomeProportion of households burgled in the previous year
RuralUrban
less than 5K pa2% 5%
5-10K pa2% 3%
10-15K pa1% 3%
15-20K pa1% 2%
20K or over pa1% 2%

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