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Violence against women and girls: Helping to understand the scale and impact of the problem

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Crimes which disproportionately affect women and girls, such as sexual violence, domestic abuse, and stalking have devastating consequences. Meghan Elkin explains how the Office for National Statistics has worked collaboratively across government and with charities to produce its first analytical article on this important topic, highlighting not only the scale and severity of the problem, but also where there are evidence gaps.

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Providing faster and better estimates of the population

The pandemic has highlighted the need for more frequent data about our population to understand the biggest challenges facing society. The ONS has been making great strides bringing together new sources of information to build the richest picture possible. As Pete Benton explains, this week we are publishing the improvements we have made, the limitations in the estimates, and our ambitions to refine the work in 2022.

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Coronavirus Deaths: Understanding ONS data on mortality and vaccination status

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Throughout the pandemic the Office for National Statistics has been providing timely data and analysis of the deaths caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19). During 2021 an important part of this work is measurement of mortality by vaccination status. In this post Charlotte Bermingham explains why we use internationally-recognised methods to ensure comparability across all our releases and how the analysis so far should be interpreted.

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Made to measure: how we estimate inflation across the UK

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As the world continues to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, rising prices have put inflation back in the news again. As Philip Gooding explains, ONS prices data are based on tried and tested methods, internationally-recognised standards and a great deal of up-to-date intelligence on real world price movements.   

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