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The Cambridge Crime Harm Index (CCHI) is the first system that measures the seriousness of crime harm to victims, and not just the number of officially recorded crimes. Since its publication in 2016, it has led to similar systems being adopted by the Office of National Statistics (UK), the Danish and Western Australian Police, and the creation of similar indices for Japan, California, Pennsylvania, and Sweden and other jurisdictions. The attached values are based on the Sentencing Guidelines for England and Wales, using the starting point for sentencing first offenders. The CCHI this excludes crimes detected by proactive policing, which are an indicator of police enforcement priorities rather than of the safety of victims and potential victims. The values for over 700 offence categories may be downloaded or copied from the spreadsheet on the link to this page, which the Institute provides as a resource for its students and the wider research community.

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'Murder map’ reveals medieval London’s meanest streets

Nov 28, 2018

University of Cambridge criminologist Professor Manuel Eisner has plotted all cases of murder from the surviving rolls – covering the years 1300 to 1340 – onto a digital map of the old city to show for the first time the ‘hot spots’ of lethal violence in medieval London. First digital map of 142 murders recorded by city coroner in early 1300s shows Cheapside and Cornhill were homicide ‘hot spots’, and Sundays held highest risk of violent death for medieval Londoners.

safeguarding children in the secure estate

Oct 18, 2018

History shows abuse of children in custody will remain an ‘inherent risk’ – report

Justice Service

Oct 12, 2018

In glorious autumn sunshine, the centre of Cambridge came to a standstill on Sunday morning to allow a huge procession from Trinity College to Great St Mary’s Church. The occasion was a service to celebrate and commemorate all those involved in preserving law and order and delivering justice in the county.

12th International Conference on Evidence Based Policing

Oct 09, 2018

The Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge in association with the Society for Evidence Based Policing presents the 12th International Conference on Evidence Based Policing.