Violent crime has increased in recent years, Professor Sylvia Walby explained last week to a packed audience at this year's Eve Saville memorial lecture. The rise, she added, has been driven by increases in domestic violent cime and violent crime against women.
Crime Survey for England and Wales
Bookings are now open for this year's Eve Saville memorial lecture, to be delivered by Professor Sylvia Walby, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and UNESCO Chair in Gender Research at Lancaster University.
At the lecture, in London on 12 April, Professor Walby will present ground-breaking new research showing that women have born the brunt of rises in violence victimisation since the start of the financial crisis in 2008/09. Men, by contrast, have experienced falling rates of violence victimisation.
On this site a couple of weeks ago, Professor Tim Hope called for a major overhaul of the Crime Survey for England and Wales. The current survey, he argued, is 'much better at not measuring crime than it is at measuring crime’s true extent, which is no doubt why policy-makers have come to rely upon it so much'.
The Crime Survey for England and Wales is very good at not measuring crime. A truly victim-oriented national survey needs to be established in its place, writes Professor Tim Hope
Our director Richard Garside explains the apparent disparities in the latest crime data and what it all means.
Julian Hargreaves, Research Associate at the Centre for Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge, reflects on the media coverage of his recent article on research into Muslim victimisation.
Marian Fitzgerald, Visiting Professor of Criminology, University of Kent, that the 'too good to be true' fall in the Crime Survey for England and Wales requires serious consideration of its possible limitations.
Last week our director Richard Garside argued that 'data on different crime types is not what it's cracked up to be and most of the current explanations for observed crime trends are variously unevidenced and unconvincing.'
We know a lot less about trends in violence than we think and our explanations for their rises and falls are not up to much either, Richard Garside argues.