UK Peace Index: Rate of murders and violent crime falling faster than anywhere in Western Europe

How Britain is becoming a SAFER place to live: Rate of murders and violent crime falling faster than anywhere in Western Europe New report reveals UK's murder rate has fallen by half over the past decadeBroadland in Norfolk is most peaceful area and Lewisham is most violentPeople believe they are four times more likely to be attacked than is actually the case , just eight weapons crimes were recorded in the area, which has a population of 125,000 people. The other areas ranked as least violent were Three Rivers in Hertfordshire, South Cambridgeshire, East Dorset and Maldon in Essex. Among urban areas, Cardiff was found to be the most peaceful, along with Sheffield, Nottingham and Leeds

Peaceful Britain: Violent crime and murders fall fastest in UK out of whole of western Europe and Broadland in Norfolk is revealed as the safest…

Britain is becoming a safer place: Rate of murders and violent crime falling faster than anywhere in Western Europe New report reveals UK's murder rate has fallen by half over the past decadeBroadland in Norfolk is most peaceful area and Lewisham is most violentPeople believe they are four times more likely to be attacked than is actually the case , just eight weapons crimes were recorded in the area, which has a population of 125,000 people. The other areas ranked as least violent were Three Rivers in Hertfordshire, South Cambridgeshire, East Dorset and Maldon in Essex.

Police arrest first two suspects for hate crime against "Emos" after murder of student who was targeted because she looked like a goth

Police arrest first two suspects for hate crime against 'Emos' after murder of student who was targeted because she looked like a goth A boy, 14, and man, 44, were arrested for punching an 'Emo' in the faceGreater Manchester Police treated assault as hate crime Force changed the way it records attacks on alternative cultures Came after Sophie Lancaster was murdered because of her appearance By Becky Evans PUBLISHED: 15:41 GMT, 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:41 GMT, 11 April 2013 Police have made their first arrests using new hate crime policies used to protect those with alternative lifestyles.

Oscar Pistorius arrested after "he accidentally shot dead girlfriend after mistaking her for a burglar"

Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius charged with murder after 'he accidentally shot dead his model girlfriend at his luxury South Africa home when he mistook her for an intruder'Incident happened on his Pretoria farm, north-east of Johannesburg at 4am Sprinter is in police custody before a court appearance later Dead woman is former FHM model Reeva Steenkamp She was shot several times in the head, chest and the armPistorius believed to have told police he thought she was an intruderMedia reporting it could have been a Valentine's Day surprise gone wrong .

Body of schoolgirl, 16, found burning behind hotel as a man and woman are arrested over her death

Body of schoolgirl, 16, found burning behind hotel as a man and woman are arrested over her deathGirl was in the 'foetal position' and found burning in a Blackpool alleywayNeighbours thought they were putting out a mannequin that was on firePolice arrest a 22-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 14:17 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:02 GMT, 1 February 2013 A schoolgirl's burning body was found in an alleyway in Blackpool yesterday by hoteliers who mistook her for a mannequin.

Atlanta Price Middle School shooting: Student, 14, shot in the head

Male student, 14, shot in the head in Atlanta middle school shooting By Leslie Larson PUBLISHED: 20:01 GMT, 31 January 2013 | UPDATED: 06:50 GMT, 1 February 2013 A 14-year-old male student was shot in the head, near the back of the neck, in a violent outbreak at an Atlanta public school on Thursday around 1:50pm. The shooting occurred at the Price Middle School, in southwest Atlanta. A teacher also suffered minor injuries in the violence but was not shot

Overall level of crime falls to record low but fears raised 400,000 offences have not been logged by police

Overall level of crime falls to record low but fears raised 400,000 offences have not been logged by policeThere were 8.9m crimes in 12 months to September – the lowest ever according to British Crime SurveyAll crime is down sharply apart from street theft and pickpocketing, as more people carry valuable items like smartphones, iPods, iPads and laptops But police recorded crime figures show an even bigger drop, which experts say show that have 'overstated' improvementTargets 'may have swayed officers into downgrading marginal incidents', ONS says compared with the previous year.

Angela Vane, 40, charged with murder of Devon toddler

Woman, 40, charged with murder of toddler, 2, found dead in home by member of public Angela Vane, 40 will appear before Torquay Magistrates' Court todayShe was arrested on Saturday after boy, 2, was found dead at a homeShocked neighbours leave floral tributes near house in Modbury, Devon By Shari Miller PUBLISHED: 01:54 GMT, 20 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:55 GMT, 21 January 2013 A 40-year-old woman was last night charged with the murder of a two-year-old boy. Angela Vane, 40, from Modbury, Devon, will appear before Torquay Magistrates' Court today after the toddler was found at a home on Saturday morning, Devon and Cornwall Police said. Officers were called to the house after the boy's body was discovered by a member of the public.

Woman, 40, charged with murder of toddler, 2, found dead in home by member of public

Woman, 40, charged with murder of toddler, 2, found dead in home by member of public Angela Vane, 40 will appear before Torquay Magistrates' Court todayShe was arrested on Saturday after boy, 2, was found dead at a homeShocked neighbours leave floral tributes near house in Modbury, Devon By Shari Miller PUBLISHED: 01:54 GMT, 20 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:58 GMT, 21 January 2013 A 40-year-old woman was last night charged with the murder of a two-year-old boy. Angela Vane, 40, from Modbury, Devon, will appear before Torquay Magistrates' Court today after the toddler was found at a home on Saturday morning, Devon and Cornwall Police said. Officers were called to the house after the boy's body was discovered by a member of the public.