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

Now a 28-year-old woman from Ely, a 43-year-old woman from Caerau and another woman of the same age from Worcestershire are behind held in custody.

Three women arrested on suspicion of murdering 48-year-old man

Croydon University Hospital

Police officers and patients treated for 'chemical exposure' as woman rushed to hospital after taking poison

Officers have confirmed the remains will be sent away for a full analysis.

Detectives confirm human remains found in Croydon park near two local schools as police launch murder probe

Officers have confirmed the remains will be sent away for a full analysis.

'Human remains' found in Croydon park just a few hundred yards from two local schools - as Met launch investigation

A Met Police officer told a Jewish woman that swastikas 'need to be looked at in context'

Why Didn’t They Know?! Met Police told to "Get Back To School" after Swastika Shame

Claudio Gaetani died from a heart attack in September 2022

Met police officer 'stole cash from man's corpse' as his body lay on busy street for six hours

The video shows the BMW being speedily driven before the car crashes into another travelling from the other direction.

Shocking moment motorcyclist catapults into air and off bridge - as BMW driver jailed for nearly five years

Restaurant owner Janie Seaton said the party's attitude was "disturbing" and "misogynistic".

Group of diners marched back to restaurant to pay £300 bill by police after attempted 'dine-and-dash'

The service will be available for reports about all UK forces, online or by calling 0800 085 0000 - anonymous tip-offs are also allowed.

Over 700 investigations launched after calls to Met Police anti-corruption service, as hotline goes live across UK

The Met was criticised for its policing of the vigil.

Met to pay woman arrested at Sarah Everard vigil £10,000 after being sued - but maintains officers ‘acted in good faith’