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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.

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations, Mr Neil Basu delivered the Institute’s inaugural Distinguished Lecture.

Watch our video of the Crime and Security Distinguished Lecture with Mr Neil Basu, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner

Latest news

Serious violence falls by a third

12 May 2021

A&E data show 2020 was ‘safest year on record’

Price of food may influence decision to buy alcohol, new UK research suggests

19 April 2021

Cardiff University study is first to look at link between food prices and alcohol consumption

Study reveals impact of lockdown on violence in Welsh capital

2 March 2021

Emergency department data shows ‘large reduction’ in violent injury during lockdown – but no change in violence in the home

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.

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.

Our work creates an evidence-base used by policy makers both nationally and internationally in crime and security.

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AFR Report

The first independent academic evaluation of Automated Facial Recognition (AFR) technology across a major policing operations.