While the increase has mostly been attributed to the jump in sex and knife crimes, Trump may have focused his comment on the "substantial increase" of attempted murders, which rose about 59 percent in the previous year.
The ONS report also said that the rise in violent offences was due to the addition of new crime recording categories such as "violence without injury" and "stalking and harassment". "Not good, we must keep America safe!" the USA president tweeted on Friday.
The second set of figures is produced the Crime Survey for England and Wales, which asks 38,000 people whether they have experienced crime in the past year, regardless of whether it has been reported to police.
Though there was a recorded increase, there was no mention of terrorism despite Trump's claims. It excluded the 35 people killed in the London and Manchester terrorist attacks, and the 96 Hillsborough deaths in 1989 - a decision reflecting the rarity of the tragic incidents.
ONS said that rise is due largely to the London and Manchester terror attacks, where police recorded 294 attempted murder offenses.
Jo Swinson, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, had this to say: "Stop misleading and spreading fear".
U.S. President Donald Trump (R) speaks to Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May during in a working dinner meeting at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters during a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit of heads of state and government in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017.
"Donald Trump links United Kingdom crime rise to "radical Islamic terror", despite complete absence of evidence to support claim", The Independent screamed.
ONS statistician John Flatley said the numbers probably represent both an increase in crime incidents and improvements in police recording of crimes. In the wake of the attack, even Home Secretary Amber Rudd admitted police resources were stretched too thin.