Crime Severity Score measures ‘relative harm’ of crimes – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2016 in crime, news, statistics, victims by tracey

‘A new way of measuring crime in England and Wales has been devised that ranks offences according to their seriousness.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2016

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Prison suicides hit all-time high: 2016 is deadliest year as one inmate takes own life every three days – The Independent

Posted November 28th, 2016 in news, prisons, statistics, suicide by tracey

‘More prisoners than ever before are taking their own lives, with 2016 already the worst year ever recorded for suicides in prison, according to new figures released today.’

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The Independent, 27th November 2016

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High Court clarifies the position as regards claiming damages based on an extrapolated sample – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 21st, 2016 in contracting out, contracts, damages, news, roads, statistics by sally

‘A recent High Court decision will provide helpful guidance to parties that elect to use statistical sampling and extrapolation as a means to demonstrate entitlement to substantial damages.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st November 2016

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Arranged marriages happier, claims former High Court family judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 21st, 2016 in judges, marriage, news, statistics by sally

‘Arranged marriage could be happier than marrying for love because it removes the pressure to find the “perfect” partner before settling down, a former top High Court family judge has claimed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th November 2016

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Complaints against lawyers fall to their lowest level yet – Legal Futures

Posted November 9th, 2016 in complaints, legal ombudsman, news, reports, statistics by sally

‘The number of complaints against lawyers that reach the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) has fallen to its lowest level since the organisation opened in 2010, its annual report has shown.’

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Legal Futures, 9th November 2016

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Number of people lodging unfair dismissal complaints plummets after Government introduces tribunal fees – The Indepedentn

‘The number of workers taking claims of unfair dismissal or discrimination to employment tribunals has slumped since charges came into force, a new study has revealed.’

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The Independent, 4th November 2016

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Crimes following Tinder and Grindr hook-ups rocket in last four years – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 7th, 2016 in crime, internet, news, statistics by sally

‘The number of crimes reported in which victims met their attackers on dating apps Tinder or Grindr has rocketed by 2,000 per cent in the past five years, new data reveals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th November 2016

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Number of insolvencies jumps by a fifth in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2016 in insolvency, news, statistics by sally

‘The number of people becoming insolvent across England and Wales leapt by a fifth in the third quarter of 2016, with experts warning that the numbers could continue to increase as the cost of living rises following the UK’s Brexit vote.’

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The Guardian, 28th October 2016

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More than 5,000 children have been strip-searched, figures reveal – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 31st, 2016 in children, compensation, news, statistics, stop and search, Wales by sally

‘More than 5,000 children have been strip-searched by police in two years, figures revealed, as South Wales Police paid compensation to an innocent 12-year-old who was searched without escort.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th October 2016

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As many as 10 sex offenders released into the community every day, new figures reveal – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 28th, 2016 in news, prisons, probation, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘As many as 10 sex offenders are released into the community everyday, according to new figures.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th October 2016

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Hate crimes soared after EU referendum, Home Office figures confirm – The Guardian

Posted October 14th, 2016 in EC law, hate crime, news, referendums, statistics by sally

‘The number of hate crimes leaped by 41% in the month after the vote to leave the European Union, new Home Office statistics confirm.’

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The Guardian, 13th October 2016

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Reported rapes double following high-profile police investigations into historic sex abuse – The Independent

Posted October 13th, 2016 in news, police, rape, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘The number of alleged rapes recorded by police has more than doubled in less than four years, figures show. A spike in reports of sexual offences has been seen following high-profile investigations including Operation Yewtree, which was launched in 2012 in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.’

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The Independent, 13th October 2016

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Proportion of female judges in UK among lowest in Europe – The Guardian

Posted October 7th, 2016 in judiciary, news, statistics, women by tracey

‘The UK has one of the lowest proportions of female judges on its benches, according to a comparative study of judicial systems across Europe. The report by the Council of Europe, published on Thursday, shows that the systems with the lowest percentage of women among professional judges were Azerbaijan (11%), Armenia (23%), Northern Ireland (23%), Scotland (23%), England & Wales (30%) and Ireland (33%). The Europe-wide average was 51%.’

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The Guardian, 6th October 2016

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Average time for disposal of care proceedings steady at 27 weeks: report – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 5th, 2016 in adoption, care orders, delay, female genital mutilation, news, reports, statistics by sally

‘The average time for the disposal of a care or supervision application made in April to June 2016 in England and Wales was 27 weeks, remaining steady over the past year, the latest quarterly report on family court statistics has revealed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th October 2016

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‘Are you a killer?’ The quiet discrimination shutting military veterans out of the workplace – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 3rd, 2016 in armed forces, employment, news, recruitment, statistics by sally

‘Stereotypes about Armed Forces veterans as potentially “mad, bad and sad” are driving an unspoken discrimination against former servicemen and women in the civilian jobs market, according to the Royal British Legion.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd October 2016

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Judge voices fears over ‘relentless rise’ in child care cases following Baby P tragedy – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 21st, 2016 in care orders, child abuse, child neglect, judges, local government, news, statistics by tracey

‘The effect of the Baby P case has contributed to a “crisis” in the children’s care system, the president of the High Court’s Family Division has said. Sir James Munby called for urgent research into why the number of cases in which children can be separated from their parents on the application of a council had more than doubled in the last decade.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th September 2016

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Number of women convicted of domestic violence at record high – The Independent

Posted September 20th, 2016 in domestic violence, gender, news, reports, statistics, women by tracey

‘The data did not specify if the women’s victims were male or female, however campaigners say the statistics serve as a reminder that while the overwhelming majority of abusers are male, women can also commit serious abuse.’

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The Independent, 19th September 2016

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Rise in prisoners moved to mental health hospitals – The Guardian

Posted September 14th, 2016 in criminal justice, health, mental health, news, prisons, statistics, suicide by tracey

‘More prisoners are being diagnosed with mental health problems requiring hospital treatment, official figures obtained by the Guardian show. The number of male prisoners being transferred to hospital under the 1983 Mental Health Act grew by more than 20% between 2011 and 2014 in England and Wales, said the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in response to a freedom of information request.’

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The Guardian, 14th September 2016

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Disability hate crime convictions surge by 40 per cent – The Independent

Posted September 9th, 2016 in disabled persons, hate crime, news, prosecutions, statistics by tracey

‘Prosecutions for disability hate crimes surged by more than 40 per cent last year compared to the year before, official figures show. The Attorney General’s Office released statistics showing that the Crown Prosecution Service completed 941 prosecutions for such crimes in 2015/16 compared to 666 in the previous year. Convictions were also up by a similar rate, from 503 to 707, also around a 40 per cent increase.’

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The Independent, 8th September 2016

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Drug driving: how has new legislation been working? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted September 6th, 2016 in dangerous driving, drug abuse, fines, medicines, news, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘In March 2015 new legislation was introduced to specifically tackle drug driving. Prior to that date it had been an offence to drive a vehicle whilst unfit to do so through drink or drugs and this offence remains. Whilst this offence still remains the prosecution would need to prove that driving was impaired. The new legislation made it an offence to drive with eight prescription medications above a prescribed limit and with eight illegal substances. In order to assist police in implementing this offence “drugalysers” were also introduced making it possible for police to test for cocaine and cannabis at the road side using a saliva test. The detection of all other substances requires a blood sample to be taken.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 5th September 2016

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