Begging prosecutions increase dramatically across England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2014 in news, prosecutions, vagrancy by tracey

‘Prosecutions for begging have rocketed across England and Wales over the past year with dramatic increases recorded in many police force areas. The number of cases brought to court under the 1824 Vagrancy Act has surged by 70%, prompting concerns that cuts to support services and benefits are pushing more people to resort to begging.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2014