Painting (the big picture) by numbers

Painting (the big picture) by numbers

The crime stats are out again and we’ve gleaned a few things for you: The Crime Survey of England and Wales emphasises that although overall crime has remained broadly stable since June 2015 (with 6.4 million incidents), police recorded crime has continued to rise...
Five things to note about today’s crime stats

Five things to note about today’s crime stats

1. The adding of internet crimes should cause us to question our assumptions about what has been happening to crime There were more than 5.8m incidents of cybercrime in the last year, far higher than previously thought and enough to nearly double the headline crime...
Why justice needs a giant leap

Why justice needs a giant leap

The Public Accounts Committee report published this morning makes difficult reading for Ministers and officials in the Home Office and Ministry of Justice, but it will also be of interest to Police and Crime Commissioners considering how best to deliver their...
Why the rise in recorded violence matters

Why the rise in recorded violence matters

Today’s crime statistics show overall crime continuing to fall – down by a further 7 per cent – as measured by the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW). Despite the continuing omission of online crimes from the survey (which the ONS promise will eventually be...