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
- police science and technology
- animal testing
- research, development and statistics
Research and statistics on crime, immigration and more.
There are strict rules in the use of animals in scientific procedures - find out more.
Home Office Scienctific Development Branch (HOSDB) is made up of scientists and engineers who develop technological solutions to fight crime.