Crime and Security Research Institute

Insight, evidence and understanding for today's crime and security challenges.

The Crime and Security Research Institute was established in 2015 to develop new insights, evidence and knowledge about local, national and international crime and security problems.

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Professor Martin Innes featured on ITV News discussing 'county lines' crime

16 April 2018

Crime and Security Research Institute Director Professor Martin Innes has been featured on ITV news, commenting on the problem of 'county lines' crime.

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Cardiff contribution to Serious Violence Strategy

13 April 2018

Information sharing model developed at Cardiff University will play key role in Government’s Serious Violence Strategy

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New Crime and Security newsletter published

28 March 2018

The first edition of the new Crime and Security Research Institute newsletter is available for free download now. The newsletter includes details of all the Institute’s latest research, news and events.



We are home to around 30 members of staff who are drawn from a range of academic schools and research groups around the University. Find out more about our management team, research staff and fellows here.


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We have established partnerships with a range of industrial, public and research collaborators such as IBM, the College of Policing, HMIC, the Metropolitan Police Service and South Wales Police.


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We bring together world leading inter-disciplinary expertise to develop new insights, evidence and knowledge to manage the key crime and security challenges of our age.


OSCAR final report

OSCAR final report

6 September 2017

Open Source Communications Analytics Research [OSCAR] Development Centre.