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.


18 April 2016

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

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

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.


24 April 2015

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...

5 January 2015

'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.'


28 April 2014

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

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.


16 January 2014