police numbers

A decade closes: crime in three charts

Crime Levels of knife crime have grown so steeply since the middle of the decade that there are now plans to treat it as a public health epidemic. Britain’s prison population is high in historic terms but figures show that the number of people incarcerated has fallen a long way from a peak in 2012. This […]

1,000 a year less police since 2010

More than 1,000 police community support officer jobs have been cut every year in England since 2010, according to a new report. A study by Unison found there has been a 27% reduction in the number of PCSOs, with more than 4,400 jobs lost. The union said the cuts had left the public with “little […]