Arrest numbers reflect a nearly 40% decline from 2019, but the statistics come with some caveats.
Whether crime is up or down depends on what kind of crime, what the comparison is to, and where you’re counting crimes.
The number of bank robberies is at about the lowest since the 1960s. A researcher investigates why.
Nigeria’s built environment should ideally be part of a broader, integrated approach to crime prevention and community policing.
Recent political arguments about policing methods aren’t supported by the evidence: New Zealand crime rates are static, and even declining in some categories.
Last year, men were more likely to report losses to investment fraud, while women were the main target for romance fraud. Overall, men reported higher financial loss.
New analysis reveals the most common types of anti-social behaviour, and who the victims are.
Victorian Opposition leader Matthew Guy said under Premier Daniel Andrews, ‘Victoria has won the unenviable title as the state with the country’s highest rate of crime’. Is that right?
The police held to account those responsible for nearly 300,000 fewer offences between 2014 and 2018.
Increasing police patrols won’t solve South Africa’s high rates of violent crime. Underlying problems need to be addressed.
It’s still rare for cases of coercive control to reach prosecution.
Poor leadership in crime intelligence and a struggling detective service are affecting the ability of South Africa - where a murder happens every 28 minutes - to bring down crime.
Some reports say crime is rising, but others that it is falling. Can they both be right?
Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg said he thought that Victorians have never felt more unsafe, and that burglaries, assaults and murders are rising year-on-year. Is he right?
South Africa releases crime statistics once a year. Politicians interpret them according to their particular agendas. Here’s a guide to what to look for and how to make sense of the trends.
The widely-held assumption that murder rates have been increasing in South Africa in the past two decades is incorrect – and it may divert attention from a new problem that needs attention.
Are domestic violence figures actually on the decline? FactCheck investigates.
As prosecutions for carrying a knife increase, what sets weapon users apart.
Despite economic hardships, young people haven’t been pushed into crime. But can we trust the data?
An increase in the crime figures doesn’t necessarily mean an increase in crime.