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Policing and mental ill-health. Using big data to assess the scale and severity of, and the frontline resources committed to, mental ill-health related calls-for-service

Paper estimating the scale of police demand originating from incidents involving people with mental ill-health.

The accuracy of crime statistics. Assessing the impact of police data bias on geographic crime analysis

Paper using simulated data to investigate bias in police recorded crime at multiple spatial scales.

Six Months In. Pandemic Crime Trends in England and Wales

Paper examining crime in England and Wales during the first six months of the pandemic.

Six months in. Pandemic crime trends in England and Wales to August 2020

Article for Policing Insight examining police-recorded crime in England and Wales between March and August.

Crime and Anti-social Behaviour in Greater London

Stats bulletin reporting end of month counts for crime and anti-social behaviour in Greater London before and after lockdown.

Update: lockdown crime trends

Over the past few weeks I have spent a bit of time exploring police recorded crime trends before and after the UK-wide lockdown. There has been talk of lockdowns representing the largest criminological experiment in history.

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.