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

Peter Jenkins confessed to sexually abusing young girls over a period of two decades

Teacher who ran church holiday club jailed for string of child sex offences after he handed himself into police

Ricardo Dos Santos, bottom right with partner Bianca Williams, has slammed the Met after seven armed officers pulled him over

Fury of sprinter Ricardo Dos Santos as he's stopped by 7 Met cops two years after 'racial profiling' scandal

Plaid Cymru leader calls for MP Jonathan Edwards to resign after assaulting wife

Plaid Cymru leader calls for MP to 'resign immediately' after receiving police caution for assaulting wife

Police have arrested a teenage boy on suspicion of rape after a 13-year-old girl was assaulted

Girl, 13, 'raped while walking in woodland', as police arrest boy, 16, over attack

Nick Ferrari gobsmacked after caller says he has had seven bikes stolen.

Nick Ferrari gobsmacked at how caller has had seven bikes stolen

Hate-crime awareness courses scrapped over controversy

Hate-crime awareness courses scrapped over backlash after veteran arrested for LGBT swastika meme

Migrants convicted of criminal offences will be required to scan their faces with smartwatches under Home Office plans

Facial recognition smartwatches to be used to monitor foreign offenders in UK

Lilia Valutyte died from a stab wound to the chest

Lilia Valutyte, 9, died from a stab wound to the chest, inquest hears

Charley Bates, 16, of Radstock, died on Sunday 31 July

'Our beautiful Charley Boy': Family pay tribute to boy, 16, stabbed to death in Somerset

Police have released CCTV footage in an attempt to trace missing woman Owami Davies

Last CCTV of missing nurse as three arrested on suspicion of murder and police search London house