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The Noughties was a decade of change in the UK, with the economy growing, unemployment falling and house prices rising.

The 2000s saw significant changes in the UK. The country’s economy grew, unemployment fell and house prices rose. But there were also plenty of changes to social policy and people’s lifestyles. Here are some of the biggest developments from the decade.

What happened to house prices?

House prices were rising throughout much of the decade, peaking at £162,000 in 2007 before beginning to fall. In 2008 they dropped by 1.1%, then fell again by 6% in 2009 as a result of the financial crisis.

What happened to crime?

Crime rates were rising for much of the 2000s – including violent crime – but this changed after 2010.