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

Sudesh Amman was shot dead by police after stabbing two people in February 2020

Streatham terrorist did well in school before developing 'behavioural issues', inquest hears

The Cardiff woman had her hand cut by a razor blade stuck to the back of an anti-mask poster

Woman cut by razor blade behind anti-mask poster

File photo dated 23/01/20 of Steve Bouquet leaving Brighton Magistrates Court.

Brighton cat killer jailed for over five years after spate of attacks

Victoria Hall was murdered in 1999, with her case being reopened in 2019.

Man arrested in connection with unsolved murder of 17-year-old Victoria Hall

Video footage showed a Metropolitan Police officer kneeling on the neck of a black man in Finsbury Park, north London

Met Police officer who knelt on man's neck must 'reflect' on actions, says watchdog

Lulu Lakatos swipes the jewels

Moment woman steals £4.2m of diamonds from jewellers by swapping them for pebbles

Prince Charles speaks at the unveiling

Charles and PM unveil memorial to honour 'police who risk their lives to keep us safe'

Boris Johnson refuses to say if Cressida Dick is 'right' for Met Commissioner

Boris Johnson refuses to say if Cressida Dick is 'right' for Met Commissioner

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told LBC's Nick Ferrari that there was more Sadiq Khan could do to tackle knife crime in London.

PM to Sadiq Khan: More could be done to fight knife crime in London

The Prime Minister told LBC's Nick Ferrari that the memorial was "massively important" to him

Police memorial honours those who 'run towards danger' to protect us, PM says