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Britain's Crime Capitals

Season 1 2014 - 2015

  • 2014-04-15T01:00:00Z on Channel 5 (UK)
  • 45 mins
  • 2 hours, 15 mins
  • Documentary

The series ranks the cities, towns and streets most affected by different types of crime, with reports from locations across the country singling out Britain’s crime capitals. With access to the work of special police teams, the programmes give a thrilling insight into the reality of crime-fighting on the streets of Britain today.

3 episodes

1x01 Liverpool

  • Series Premiere

    2014-04-15T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

This week, Nick visits Liverpool – a city with a reputation for serious gun crime. The action follows Merseyside Police’s Matrix team as they hit the front line in their daily battle to tackle both the causes and effects of firearms on the streets.

1x02 Birmingham

  • 2014-04-22T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Nick Wallis joins the West Midlands Police Gang Task Force in Birmingham as they battle both the causes and effects of the city’s violent gang culture. The episode explores the devastating effect gang crime can have on communities, hearing first hand from the gangs themselves and from the families of past victims.

1x03 Glasgow

  • 2015-04-03T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Presenter Nick Wallis looks into Glasgow's reputation for knife crime and assesses how the local residents are working in tandem with police, doctors and other essential services to try to reduce the violence.