We are interested in the ‘crime drop’ that has been experienced over recent years. Can some of it be explained with reference to the limitations of data on crime? Beyond that though, what does it tell us about changing technological, social and economic forces at work in England and Wales.

To aid our own work and that of policy-makers, managers and practitioners working in the community safety and criminal justice sector we produce regular analysis of key crime trends and related socio-economic factors.

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