Channel 5 has commissioned 3 documentaries exploring modern crime in the UK.

Britain’s Crime Capitals will be made by TwoFour and focuses on gun crime in Liverpool and drug-related crime in Manchester.

“Britain’s Crime Capitals gets behind the headlines to explore how some of our biggest cities have become characterised by particular crimes. These stories are a fascinating way of looking at how crime develops and takes hold in Britain, how it is being tackled and how people are fighting back,” explained Guy Davies, Channel 5 commissioning editor: factual.

The programme will also look at crime in Glasgow and Birmingham.

“The level and breadth of crime on Britain’s streets is a topic that impacts on us all. Through access to those on the front line, this series will explore some of Britain’s crime hot spots,” added Dan Adamson, executive producer and  director of programmes, Twofour.

It’s part of a season of crime airing on the channel and will broadcast alongside, Running Riot: Britain’s Teen Crime and Watch Out, There’s a Shoplifter About.

Last week, the channel confirmed that it had commissioned Fathers Who Kill from Manchester indie, Title Role