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

The Metropolitan Police are considering complaints related to Christmas parties allegedly held in lockdown last year

Met considering complaints from Labour MPs over PM's Christmas party accusations

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, 6, (left) was murdered by his stepmother Emma Tustin.

Attorney General to review 'lenient' sentences of 'monsters' who killed Arthur, 6

Amber Gibson's body was found on Sunday.

Brother of Amber Gibson charged with her murder and sexual assault

Tustin was sentence to life in prison for the murder of six year old Arthur

Evil stepmother Emma Tustin 'suicide risk' after being bullied by inmates in jail

Tustin was jailed for life while Hughes got 21 years for the killing of little Arthur

Evil stepmum who murdered little Arthur, 6, jailed for life and his dad given 21 years

Dame Cressida Dick said no complaints have been received over Downing Street parties last winter.

Met says no complaints received over No 10 'lockdown parties' as Labour demands probe

The Met Commissioner said it “pains me horribly” when she thinks of the teenagers killed by knife crime

Knife crime 'a stain on our city' says Met chief as deaths near 5 year high

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Dame Cressida Dick spoke to Nick Ferrari on Call the Commissioner at Breakfast.

Met chief 'doesn't accept' failure as poll reveals only half of Londoners trust the force

Only half of Londoners trust the Met, an exclusive poll for LBC has found

Exclusive LBC poll: Only half of Londoners trust the Met

Eamon Kelly, 58, has been jailed for spiking pub-goers drink.

Man jailed for spiking drink in London pub with viagra with intention of sexual assault