We need a different crime survey

As Richard Garside has frequently commented here, the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) is neither a survey of crime (it doesn’t cover much of it), nor a survey of victims (it doesn’t include all of them), nor a survey of victimisation (it doesn’t measure enough of it).

21 May 2015

Is violence in decline?

The ongoing apparent fall in violence continues to perplex commentators and criminologists alike.

Just today the latest quarterly update of the ...

24 April 2014