You might want to listen to a careful and thorough overview of crime statistics. This is essential listening for any forensic psychiatrist or forensic mental health worker. It’s free, and well worth 25 minutes. Find it on the BBC website here or on iTunes here. Is crime actually rising? You’ll be an expert in 25 minutes!
The excellent Tim Harford has a lot to tell us about the world. More information about the economics of crime (and other things) can be found in his breakthrough book The Undercover Economist. Worth £6.99 of my money and a good read. You will see the world in a new way.