Today's crime figures have shone light on an issue made famous by a landmark TV series: do the police fix their stats? The fact that their measure of crime hasn't fallen may actually be a good thing.
Grayling's reforms show the coalition hasn't learned from the failure of the Work Programme.
The PM's "tough and intelligent" approach is welcome. But it is hard to see it working when so many local services are being cut back.
Who is best qualified to tackle this problem?
The truth, kept scandalously quiet, is that most crime is both committed and suffered by the same people.
Heavy-handed, politicised policing leaves our communities less secure.
"The Tories are hoping David Cameron is moving to the right on law and order. He isn't moving right,
Cameron promised no "front-line cuts" but 16,200 police officers are set to go.
Rising unemployment and policing cuts will see a new wave of crime hitting our streets.