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The Sunday Times

The thin blue line: policing in crisis

Category:Best Campaigning / Investigative Journalism


The Sunday Times news desk, data and interactive teams collaborated on a groundbreaking investigation that uncovered how soaring number of crimes were going unsolved; 600 police stations across the country have closed, and one in three bobbies on the beat have been slashed as forces grapple with dwindling budgets.

The investigative series informed public debate about the impact of the government’s cuts to policing as the country faces a disturbing rise in violent crime.