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

Mujahid Ali and Mohamed Mohamed were both jailed for the attack

'He was crying for his life': Shocking moment thugs brutally beat man with steering lock

'You're at odds with the Home Sec': Nick clashes with police chief over taking the knee

'You're at odds with the Home Sec': Ferrari clashes with top cop over taking the knee

The mother of a mixed-race teenager has slammed the Met police for strip searching her teen daughter

Met officers 'cut underwear off menstruating autistic mixed-race teen during strip search'

The blaze in Chapel Street broke out on Sunday morning

Ten puppies and two dogs killed after fire engulfs a cannabis farm flat

James Porritt (top) was "minding his own business" before Ricky Morgan (bottom) launched at him with a machete

Man guilty of random 'Terminator' tube attack after hacking commuter with machete

Des O'Connor's daughter has won the right to sue the Met Police.

Des O’Connor’s daughter to sue Met after officer called her ‘amazingly hot’

Hampshire Constabulary has one of the highest crime rates in England and Wales

Murder detectives still working from home despite higher crime rates

The Metropolitan Police have completed their investigation into partygate

Boris in the clear as Met ends Partygate inquiry after 126 fines but no more for PM

The body of Shani Warren was found in Taplow Lake in 1987

'Evil predator' found guilty of murdering 'lady in the lake' 30 years ago

Priti Patel will announce on Tuesday volunteer police officers will be given Taser training

Volunteer police officers to be given Tasers to 'raise standards' and 'reassure' public