Violent Crime

Newsnight: Why Is Violent Crime Decreasing?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

Why is the rate of violent crime decreasing? Professor Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature, led a fascinating discussion on Newsn...

Man Killed In 'Extreme And Sickening' Attack While Walking To Work

PA | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK

A man who was killed on his way to work in the early hours was attacked by robbers who used an "extreme and sickening level of violence", detectives h...

Addressing a Casualisation of Violence: Youth Justice

Dan Jarvis | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Jarvis

Serious youth crime is shocking because it clearly represents the squandering of life and potential not just for the victim but for the perpetrator. How can someone so young, with so much life to lead, carry out acts that are so cruel, and so reckless? It is a painfully clear indication that something in the environment in which that young life has been nurtured has gone terribly wrong.

Domestic Abusers Punished With 'Apology'?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK

More than 10,000 people who committed a serious violent crime, including domestic abuse, were "let off" if they apologised or offered compensation, fi...

Westminster Worse For Violent Crime Than Birmingham

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK

It is home to Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and a recently sold £250m property - but Westminster has more violent crime than the UK's s...

Who Is to Blame for Violent Ex-Servicemen?

Alex Ford | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Politics
Alex Ford

This story is about young men (and yes, it is mostly men) who leave the forces early, rather than those who have undertaken multiple tours and spent a decent amount of time in the services. It's about those young men who already have a propensity for violence and who can't handle the discipline of the army. It's about how they are discharged and then booted out into society.

Brain Size Is Directly Linked To Being Loved Or Neglected By Parents (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

The brains in this image both belong to three-year-old children, yet the difference in size is dramatic. What's even more dramatic is that the var...

Questions for Police Commissioners

Deep Sagar | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Politics
Deep Sagar

We will be electing new Police Commissioners next month. They have a unique opportunity to reduce crime. But that can only happen if simple questions on what crime is being committed, where it is being committed and by who are answered based on evidence. Otherwise real issues could be lost in political correctness.

Want a Real Prison Revolution? Then Set the Fairer Sex Free

Vincent McAviney | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Politics
Vincent McAviney

If women's prisons were closed statistical evidence has proven that the vast majority of the female prison population would be of no danger to the public and would make a great saving to the public purse.

Inciting the Fear of Crime for Political Reasons

Bob Morgan | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

The fear of crime blights society more than actual crime. Putting images of violent crimes into people's homes to try to get them interested in the police commissioners elections will only increase that fear.

Heady Injury Makes You Three Times More Likely To Be Violent

PA | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Head injury can dramatically increase the chances of someone committing violent crime, a study has found. In a large group of 22,914 traumatic brai...

Man Arrested After Six Killed In Jersey Knife Attack

PA | Posted 14.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A murder investigation is under way after a crazed knifeman went on the rampage on Jersey killing six people, including three you...