The Crime Survey of England and Wales (CSEW) said there were eight million crimes against households and adults in that period.
It is the lowest estimate since the survey began in 1981.
The figures, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), estimate crime levels based on how many people say they have been victim of a crime.
The CSEW said household crime, related to vehicles and property, was down by 10%, while personal crime, including thefts from the person and violent crimes, fell by 9%. It also estimated violence had fallen by 13%, taking it to its lowest level for 33 years.
Police figures also showed a fall in offences. The ONS published data from forces showing there had been 3.7 million offences in the same period, a decrease of 3% compared with the previous year.