A good news story for once, on the face of it: significant falls in violent crime, according to figures from hospitals across England and Wales.
This could be linked to the fact that we appear to be drinking less alcohol. Or at least, that is the slant being put on the story by most media outlets today.
But in the same week, Britain’s biggest police force reported a slight increase in violent injuries.
Has there really been a fall in violence and if so, does it have anything to do with alcohol? (more…)