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Intelligence, investigation and support

Science, research and statistics

Find out about the science that underpins our policies and initiatives.

We undertake a huge range of scientific and research projects to inform our policies, measure the impact of our initiatives and develop new technologies to help us reduce crime and keep Britain safe from terrorism.

Our diverse portfolio encompasses scientific and research work in:

  • forensic science
  • DNA analysis and the expansion of the database
  • police science and technology
  • animal testing
  • research, development and statistics

The Science and innovation strategy 2009-12 outlines how science and technology will be used to help fight crime. We have also published our science business plans, which underpin the strategy.

Further information, and links to the Research Development and Statistics website, the Home Office Scientific Development Branch website, and the Animals Scientific Procedures website are on the Home Office Science and Research website (new window).  

  • Animal testing

    There are strict rules in the use of animals in scientific procedures - find out more

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