News Crime is falling sharply

Burglary and murders are down again, but what’s driving this 20-year drop in offences?

Doreen Lawrence buried her son Stephen in Jamaica to avoid his grave being desecrated in the UK

Brian Cathcart: What Stephen Lawrence now means

Even after 18 years, the question of who killed Stephen Lawrence matters. It matters because murderers should always be called to account. It matters because the Metropolitan Police, although they can never put right what went wrong in 1993, need and want to atone. It matters because the Lawrences, who have endured so much, deserve to see justice done.

Brian Cathcart: The killing of Stephen Lawrence ended Britain's denial about racism

An emotional connection was made that meant white people saw past skin colour

944 police officers 'have criminal record'

More than 900 serving police officers and community support officers have a criminal record, official figures show.

It is claimed that Gordon Brown’s emails were hacked during his time as Chancellor

Gordon Brown's Downing Street emails 'hacked'

Computer crime by press may be as widespread as phone scandal

Police carry out lie detector study

Police are carrying out a new study on the usefulness of lie detector tests.

Police offer £50,000 reward over Salford student murder

Murder squad detectives today offered a £50,000 reward for information as they investigated the "horrific" murder of an Indian student blasted to death on Boxing Day.

Tension swells as Egyptian police raid NGO offices

Army wants to keep its power and privileges so it continues to detain and torture protesters

3D scanners will cut jams after motorway crashes

New technology is being brought in to reduce the long tailbacks that follow motorway crashes.

Head injury link to violent crime

Head injuries can dramatically increase the chances of someone committing violent crime, a study has found.

Experian in deal for ID expert Garlik

Credit checker Experian has bought Garlik, the online identity expert, from private equity firms DFJ Esprit and Doughty Hanson and its founders for an undisclosed sum.

The presents under a Christmas tree have to be properly listed

Lisa Markwell: I'm making a list, I'm checking it twice...

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Tattoo you: Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig talk dragon girls

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, David Fincher, 156 mins (18) **<br />Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, 133 mins, Brad Bird (12A) ***

Hiring David Fincher to direct the American remake of The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo, the first part of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, must have seemed a smart move by the producers. The gothic matter of family secrets, ritual murders, dogged sleuthing and state corruption looks an ideal fit for a film-maker who's delved deep into the psycho-horrors of Se7en and Zodiac. Yet while you can depend on Fincher's immaculate visual style as much as on his nose for moral putrefaction, it's hard to see how he has enhanced the Swedish original, or even much changed it – aside from getting rid of the subtitles that US audiences find so tricky.

Album: Smith & Burrows, Funny Looking Angels (B-Unique)

As no particular fan of either The Editors or Razorlight, I didn't expect to find much enjoyment in this Christmas album by Editors singer Tom Smith and former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows; but such is the obvious chemistry between the two that Funny Looking Angels is far and away the most engaging of this year's seasonal offerings.

Police arrest 62 riot suspects

Police launched a series of raids today in a major swoop on suspected summer rioters, Scotland Yard said.

New Revenue blunder: bogus penalty notices

HM Revenue & Customs has already begun sending out penalty notices telling people they have been fined £100, despite the fact that online tax returns are not due until 31 January.

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