Crime has changed and crime rates have ostensibly fallen in the UK. The Times commented (19 July 2013) that ‘There are environmental explanations and policy ones (for the drop in crime). It is quite likely to be a combination of the two.’ They were referring to demographic changes in the UK population (less teenage males) along with improved security and the falling value of goods has made it more difficult for thieves to secure good prices. Other causes espoused are better policing, target hardening and an increase in the prison population. Both the Police and Crime Commissioners and the Chief Constables acknowledged the changes in crime demands and expressed concern about the changing pattern of crime in the UK. The Office for National Statistics found that there were seven million incidents in the year to September 2014, down 11 % over the previous 12 months.
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