I was listening to the radio this morning between 7-9 as usual. During that time I heard this story headlined as a success for lowering the rate of crime, as a failure for the rising number of deaths and as having mixed results.
To me, it just shows how a headline can make a great deal of difference. The Guardian have gone for the Mail-style shock OTT headline on this, but the same story was covered three very different ways during two hours of one programme on the radio. I found that pretty interesting.