Crime is falling in Britain, but with police numbers under threat as budgets are squeezed, how will that affect the rate?

And while crime is falling, hate crimes have risen, especially since the EU Referendum. This section will cover the main crime and policing stories across the UK.

Crime & Police

Acid attack

10 police officers injured in 'drugs raid acid attack' in London

Misogyny could become an offence under hate crime laws

Misogyny could become an offence under hate crime laws

Poor conditions have been found at HMP Erlestoke during a recent inspection

'Degrading and unacceptable': Shocking conditions found at HMP Erlestoke

Tributes have been paid to police officer Chris Miller who died in a motorbike crash

Police officer 'will be missed by many' after tragic motorbike crash

Lee Embleton pulled the dangerous wheelie in front of an unmarked police car

Biker caught pulling 'ridiculous' 100mph wheelie in front of unmarked police car

Criminals who assault emergency workers face jail terms of up to two years under a new laws announced by the Government

Criminals who assault emergency service workers to face two year jail terms