The National Statistician’s Crime Statistics Advisory Committee is a non-statutory body established by the National Statistician.
It was originally established as the Crime Statistics Advisory Committee following a recommendation from the National Statistician’s Review of Crime Statistics: England and Wales (published 6 June 2011) to establish an independent advisory committee on crime statistics.
In March 2015, the National Statistician agreed with the Home Secretary to re-establish the Committee with revised terms of reference that focus on the Committee’s accountability to the National Statistician. Professor Sir Adrian Smith was asked to chair the re-established committee. It was re-named the National Statistician’s Crime Statistics Advisory Committee.
Please use the related links section on this page to view both current and previous Committee minutes, papers, and correspondence.
The Committee has 16 members, covering a wide range of interests and disciplines.
David Blunt – Home Office
Steve Bond – National Crime Registrar, Home Office
Roma Chappell – Office for National Statistics
Steve Ellerd-Elliott – Ministry of Justice
Jeff Farrar – National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for Crime Statistics
Glyn Jones – Welsh Government
Michael Warren – Home Office
Tom Winsor – Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary
Professor Allan Brimicombe – University of East London
Junaid Gharda – Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire
Gavin Hales – Police Foundation
Professor Mike Levi – University of Cardiff
Professor Chris Lewis – University of Portsmouth
Patricia Mayhew OBE – Independent criminological consultant
Professor Stephen Shute – University of Sussex