New crime statistics show Britain's youth to be 'profoundly criminal'.
From the rise in identity fraud - now blamed for widespread insecurity and self-doubt - to the disturbing incidents of so-called 'money theft', crime is now officially everywhere.
A new study has estimated that on average a small crime is committed every two seconds, while a large-scale offence is carried out every four hours.
Watch the video on the right for more shocking discoveries.
These tech-savvy teenagers or 'youths' are using their mobile phones to wordlessly orchestrate a campaign of vandalism and intimidation. Would you dare stop them?
Attitudes to crime
Is our attitude to crime changing? In a recent survey, 20% of those asked thought most crime probably just doesn't happen. 70% were sure that crime was on the up, while a shocking 10% of those asked couldn't say for certain what crime was.
To find out if this is really the case, we reconstructed a mugging. Our subject, Judy, was left traumatized after having her handbag stolen at knife point two years ago. So when we accosted her with a thief and a camera, did she laugh the attacker off?
No. No she didn't.
Teenage Crime Bomb - the offences in full