The Crime and Security Research Institute has been set up to conduct research that generates new evidence and insights to help reduce crime and increase security.

Through the application of our interdisciplinary expertise, we will provide research-led solutions to the local and global challenges associated with effective crime and security management.

Latest news

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Join forces to reduce US violence, says UK expert

30 March 2017

Policing and violence prevention more effective if agencies work together

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Meeting of 'big data' alliance

5 December 2016

Government, business and academia gather in Cardiff for launch of international research alliance.

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Violent crime fails to fall

20 April 2016

‘No significant change’ in rates of violence-related injury leading to hospital treatment in 2015

About us

We have expertise across all relevant disciplines on the design, delivery and translation of new crime and security research.


Our research seeks to understand the causes and consequences of crime and security problems and tests solutions to them.


Meet the people who are involved with the Crime and Security Research Institute.


Our research makes a real-world impact on a global scale.