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

Nick Ferrari challenges Kit Malthouse on policing pay rise

Minister outlines plans to make police feel 'valued and supported' after pay freeze anger

The plan includes having more officers to deal with “the tiny minority of truant kids” and a permanent relaxing of conditions on the use of section 60 stop and search powers

Boris Johnson to boost police stop and search powers under Beating Crime Plan

The attacked happened at Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park (stock photo)

Counter-terrorism police investigating knife attack on woman in Hyde Park

Bernadette Walker, 17, was last seen alive in July last year

Man guilty of murdering teen who called him father after sexual abuse claim

Oliver Lucas Stephens died at the scene of the attack

Two boys, both 14, found guilty of murdering 13-year-old boy in Reading

The mother was cleared of murder as the mitigation in her case was "overwhelming"

Mother, 24, handed community order for infanticide of newborn daughter

The boy got into trouble in a river next to the Alexander Hamilton Memorial Park

Boy, 11, found dead after river searched in South Lanarkshire park

The woman was found with stab injuries on Lordship Lane, East Dulwich

Man, 44, charged with murder after woman stabbed to death in south London

The man went missing at Crummock Water more than a week ago

Body of man found in Lake District after underwater search

The woman was found with stab injuries on Lordship Lane, East Dulwich

Man, 49, arrested after woman, 36, stabbed to death in south London