A third of immigration arrests lead to deportation – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2014 in immigration, news, statistics, warrants by tracey

‘Just over a third of immigration arrests following tip-offs from the public resulted in deportation in 2013, the Home Office has revealed.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2014

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Claimant groups: 85% of injured workers not compensated – Law Society’s Gazette

‘More than 85% of people injured or made ill at work do not recover any compensation, a new report has stated.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th April 2014

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Fiddled crime figures lead to under-reporting of rapes and other serious offences, says report – The Independent

Posted April 9th, 2014 in crime, news, police, rape, statistics by sally

‘The culture of fiddling crime statistics is ingrained within the upper echelons of the police service where target-chasing has led to the under-reporting of serious crimes including rape, according to a report by MPs out today.’

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The Independent, 9th April 2014

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User Guide to Police Powers and Procedures – Home Office

Posted April 3rd, 2014 in investigatory powers, news, police, statistics by tracey

‘This guide to Police Powers and Procedures Statistics is designed to be a useful reference guide with explanatory notes on the statistics.’

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Home Office, 3rd April 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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Bar Council and BSB publish statistics and trends about the Bar – The Bar Council

Posted April 2nd, 2014 in barristers, diversity, equality, legal education, news, statistics by sally

‘The Bar Council and the Bar Standards Board have published the third edition of the ‘Bar Barometer’ – an annual research report providing statistics and trends in the barristers’ profession of England and Wales.’

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The Bar Council, 1st April 2014

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Job-hunting with a criminal past – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2014 in criminal records, employment, news, recidivists, statistics by sally

‘A change in the law means thousands of ex-offenders looking for work will have their records wiped far sooner. But what is job-hunting like for those with a criminal past?’

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BBC News, 28th March 2014

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Porn sites must enforce age checks, says UK industry regulator – The Independent

Posted March 31st, 2014 in children, internet, licensing, news, pornography, statistics by sally

‘Pornography websites should require users to prove they are over the age of 18, a UK industry regulator has said.’

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The Independent, 28th March 2014

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Legal aid cuts leave family courts in chaos, experts say – The Guardian

‘Cuts in legal aid are creating chaos in the family courts, according to legal experts, who warn that the resulting delays are having a serious impact on the children of warring parents.’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2014

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TV licence fee evasion could be decriminalised – The Guardian

Posted March 24th, 2014 in bills, criminal justice, fees, licensing, media, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘The government is to launch a formal review of the law that makes it a crime not to pay the TV licence, following a campaign led by backbench Conservative MPs.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2014

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Warning over number of war crime suspects living in UK – BBC News

Posted March 21st, 2014 in immigration, news, statistics, war crimes by sally

‘Official figures may significantly underestimate the number of suspected war criminals living in the UK, the ex-head of the Border Force has warned.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2014

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Policing Minister speech to the APCC – Home Office

Posted March 19th, 2014 in budgets, criminal justice, police, speeches, statistics by tracey

‘Policing Minister Damian Green addresses the Association of Police and Crime Commisioners general meeting.’

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Home Office, 18th March 2014

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UK Statistics Authority takes MoJ to task over “misleading” barrister earnings figures – Legal Futures

Posted March 18th, 2014 in barristers, codes of practice, fees, government departments, news, statistics by tracey

‘Government statements that criminal barristers earn an average of £84,000 from legal aid were misleading, the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) has suggested.’

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Legal Futures, 18th March 2014

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One in 20 prisoners are gipsies, says official report – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2014 in gipsies, news, ombudsmen, prisons, statistics, young offenders by tracey

‘ Gipsies make up one in 20 of the jail population, according to a new report by an official watchdog. Research by Nick Hardwick, the Chief Inspector of Prisons, found gipsies and travellers were “significantly over represented” in adult prisons in England and Wales, making up 5 per cent of the total.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2014

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Rape of vulnerable women ‘has been effectively decriminalised’ – The Independent

‘Rape of vulnerable women, especially those with learning difficulties, has effectively been “decriminalised”, according to a research academic employed by the country’s largest police force.’

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The Independent, 28th February 2014

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Gamblers need more protection, says culture secretary – BBC News

Posted March 3rd, 2014 in codes of practice, gambling, news, statistics by sally

‘A voluntary code of conduct for the gambling industry will be compulsory but needs toughening up, Culture Secretary Maria Miller has said.’

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BBC News, 2nd March 2014

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Public ‘backs’ CPS stance on historical sex abuse – BBC News

‘The public strongly backs the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) taking allegations of historical sex abuse to court, a survey has suggested.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2014

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Domestic violence puts 10,000 at high risk of death or serious injury – The Guardian

Posted February 27th, 2014 in domestic violence, news, police, statistics by sally

‘More than 10,000 women and children are at high risk of being murdered or seriously injured by current or former partners, according to police assessments obtained by the Guardian.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2014

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Magistrate numbers in England and Wales fall by 1,837 – BBC News

Posted February 27th, 2014 in elderly, magistrates, news, statistics by sally

‘The number of magistrates in England and Wales fell by 1,837 last year, new figures have revealed.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2014

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Prisoners paid compensation for socks and stereos – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 26th, 2014 in compensation, complaints, news, ombudsmen, prisons, statistics by tracey

‘ Taxpayers’ money is being wasted on paying prisoners compensation for damaged stereos and missing socks, a watchdog has revealed. Jail staff need to take greater care of prisoners’ property to avoid complaints being made and redress having to be paid to inmates, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th February 2014

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Rise in cases of harassment – but prosecutions fall – The Independent

Posted February 21st, 2014 in domestic violence, harassment, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘Soaring numbers of harassment cases are never making it to court, The Independent has learnt. The rise is resulting in victims of domestic abuse being systematically let down by police and the Crown Prosecution Service, campaigners have said.’

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The Independent, 20th February 2014

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