Confirmation of National Statistics status.
Ed Humpherson, Director General for Regulation, Office for Statistics Regulation to Iain Bell, Deputy National Statistician, Office for National Statistics.
Fraud and computer misuse statistics fill a big gap in our knowledge about crimes that the general population experiences. Adding statistics on fraud and computer misuse to the estimates of crimes experienced by the general population greatly improved their relevance.
The continuing National Statistics status of all other statistics derived from the Crime Survey for England and Wales was confirmed in December 2016. At that time ONS were developing statistics on fraud and computer misuse from the survey and classed them as experimental until they were confident in their quality.