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Tuesday, 17 October, 2000, 14:34 GMT 15:34 UK
Quiz leading criminologist Prof Mike Hough

Home office figures show an overall drop in crime of ten per cent. According to the British Crime Survey, burglary is down by 21 per cent, and car crime has been cut by 15 per cent.

But it is not all good news on the crime front. Offences of robbery are up by 14 per cent, and theft from people is up four per cent.

What are the facts behind official crime figures? From your viewpoint - is the fight against crime really being won? What more needs to be done to safeguard society?

We put a selection of your questions to leading criminologist Professor Mike Hough, Director of the Criminal Policy Unit at South Bank University in London.

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