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

The same man was punched to the floor three times in a row

Same Man Floored Three Times As Crowds Cheer In Drunken Bar Brawl

John Apter is calling for police officers to be routinely armed with the Taser

Calls To Routinely Arm Police With Tasers To Stop Violent Attacks

Emergency services were called to the Lidl supermarket just before 1:20pm

Teenager Stabbed In Broad Daylight Outside East London Lidl

Lincolnshire Police spends £6m on digital control room

Police 'grateful' for help with difficult arrests but public must avoid danger

Nick Ferrari

Police Federation Chair Slams People Who Mock Assaults On Officers

Nick Ferrari grilled David Gauke about parole board's gaffe over John Worboys

Nick Ferrari Grills Justice Secretary Over Parole Board's Gaffe Over John Worboys