News

Violent crime rising since 2009

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.

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18 April 2016
News

Violent crime. Up for women, down for men

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-...

29 January 2016
Comment

Crime is down. Crime is up. What's going on?

Crime in England and Wales fell by seven per cent in the 12 months to December 2014. Or rather, crime in England and Wales rose by two per cent in the 12 months to December 2014.

The...

By 
Richard Garside
24 April 2015
Comment

On publicity

When it comes to appearing in the media I am something of a newbie but recently I had some beginner’s luck: some research findings of mine...

By 
Julian Hargreaves
5 January 2015
News

'We don't know very much at all' about crime trends

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.'

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28 April 2014
Comment

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 ...

By 
Richard Garside
24 April 2014
News

Police crime figures can't be trusted

The UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) has announced that the National Statistics designation is to be removed from police recorded crime data.

In...

16 January 2014
Comment

Recession, suicide and violence

Are recessions and economic shocks bad for your health?

This morning's Independent newspaper cites new research claiming that the global...

By 
Richard Garside
18 September 2013