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

Some 39 men and three women have been charged with various offences.

Kirklees: 42 people charged with child sex offences after major police investigation

Chatham man jailed for sending bomb hoax to Covid-19 vaccine factory

Bomb hoaxer jailed after sending suspicious package to Covid vaccine factory

Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman were found dead in Fryent Country Park in Wembley in June 2020

Police officers who shared photos of murdered sisters and called them 'dead birds' sacked

Scotland Yard will be reviewing around 300 allegations of sexual misconduct and domestic abuse by its officers.

Met looks into hundreds of sexual misconduct and abuse claims against its officers

Two teens were arrested on suspicion of murder.

Two teens arrested on suspicion of murder after man dies in car collision

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Man, 35, arrested on suspicion of murder after two people found dead near Preston

A man ploughed his car into a police station and then set fire to the road

Terrifying moment man smashes car into police station and starts fire in road

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A file image of the Hockley Circus area of Birmingham, where a 13-year-old boy was shot last night.

Boy, 13, critical after being shot in the back in Birmingham

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident.

Police appeal for witnesses after attempted murder of woman in east London