Should we be worried?
Some reports say crime is rising, but others that it is falling. Can they both be right?
The UK's blue light services need to adapt and modernise or they will face their own emergency.
Police officers have to deal with a lot of incidents not related to crime.
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But with many different demands on police time, some not relating to crime, it's hard to estimate.
What happened to police budgets on Theresa May’s beat at the Home Office?
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Theresa May says they have. But let's take a closer look.
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All sexual offenders should be investigated and prosecuted equally.
Cressida Dick is one of three top women police officers in the UK.
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Taking on a 45,000-strong organisation, with a budget of more than £2.5 billion would stretch the most seasoned corporate executive.
A review of international research shows that police may well be better off without weapons.
New research hopes to stop police lineups leading to false identification or criminals walking free.
Gone but not forgotten.
Mark Duggan was shot by the police in 2011, but it took two-and-a-half years to complete an inquest into his death.
Theresa May has been the longest-serving home secretary since the 19th century, but her tenure is distinctive for other reasons, too.
Winning justice or even an apology in cases of police misconduct is often beyond the financial means of many.
The cost of justice puts victims at a disadvantage.
When we look at cases of police corruption and abuses, we must ask: who do the police really serve?
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Here's what you need to know before you cast your vote in the elections for local police crime commissioners.
They’ll never walk alone.
Two inquests, millions of pounds, 27 years, 96 dead, one verdict: that police failures led to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, and police lies tried to cover it up.
Once the jewel in the crown for diamonds.
Was this the last of the old-school bank 'capers'?
Demonstrators confront police officers in Chicago after Laquan McDonald was fatally shot.
Donald Trump is wrong when he says: "The police are the most mistreated people in this country." In fact, American police officers killed more people in 2015 than ever before.
The rush to grant more surveillance powers doesn't reflect what actually keeps us safe.
There's a surprising amount of resistance to making policing a graduate profession.
Press freedom in peril.
Two incidents have stressed the fragility of free speech in Britain in the face of police use of anti-terror legislation to seize materials from journalists and academics. The Independent has reported…
The Lawrence case has allowed black police officers to speak up about racism within the force.
Reports of an inquiry into allegations that police tried to shield the killers suggest the murder has yet to be fully investigated.