Lockdown crime trends. What we know and what we don't

Understanding what has happened to crime during lockdown is challenging. We are in uncharted territory and it’s proving hard to draw definitive conclusions from the latest police recorded crime data.

When crime drops, the demands on the police don’t necessarily fall

On a day-to-day basis, the exposure citizens have to the police is often fleeting, with officers passing by in a blur as they respond to emergency calls. Official crime figures can be disputed, but the long-term trend appears to be that levels of crime in England and Wales are heading downward.

Residential burglary target selection. An analysis at the property-level using Google Street View

Paper using Google Street View data to investigate the extent to which the physical attributes of residential homes contribute to the risk of burglary. Please feel free to contact me for a copy if you do not have access!