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 incident took place in a quiet street in West Yorkshire

Man 'armed with handgun' dies after ten-hour police siege in quiet residential street in Leeds

Police Minister says there are record numbers of police officers.

Eight thousand new neighbourhood police will be ‘dedicated’ to their local areas, says policing minister Chris Philp

Two men have been charged with murder over the death of Lenny Scott (pictured)

Two suspects charged with murder after father of three Lenny Scott shot dead in Lancashire

PC Smith, who is trained in tactical pursuit & containment (TPAC), took the decision to make contact with the e-bike.

Moment officer rams phone thief off e-bike after 24 phones stolen in London in just one hour

Metropolitan Police Commander Karen Findlay (second left) is under investigation for allegedly misusing an official vehicle

Police commander who led operations for royal events under investigation

More than eight police forces in England have experienced a decline in total officer numbers compared to May 2010.

A quarter of England's police forces have fewer officers now than when Tories came into power, LBC analysis reveals

File photo of police officers

Gen Z police recruits 'won't work weekends', as bosses warned officers need 'intimate time' and afternoon naps

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Police chiefs are angry at a leaked document suggesting fewer arrests should be made because of low prison capacity.

'Dangerous and irresponsible': Police chiefs' fury at leaked document suggesting officers make fewer arrests

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Court delays are preventing rape victims from coming forward, a senior police commander has said.

Court delays preventing rape victims from coming forward, says senior police commander

Police were called to School Lane, Downley.

Man, 54, arrested after police officer shot in leg with crossbow while responding to stabbing