If you are worrying about being a victim of crime, and there seem to be more stories in the media every day, bear in mind findings from the 2011/12 Crime Survey for England and Wales indicated that 6 out of every 100 adults aged 16 and over experienced a crime against the person in the previous 12 months (5.9%), while 16 out of every 100 households experienced some type of household crime (16.2%) covered by the survey.
These prevalence rates were substantially lower than those measured by the CSEW in the mid-1990s.
Bear in mind that:
Young people most likely to be victims of violent crime
Those aged 16-24 are more likely to be victims of theft
Vandalism is the most commonly experienced crime