New review will enhance response to serious and organised crime – Home Office

‘The review announced by the Government will look to identify ways of bolstering the response to threats such as county lines, people trafficking and drugs.’

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Home Office, 29th October 2019

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Stop and search up by almost a third in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘The number of stop and searches carried out by police officers in England and Wales has increased by 32% in a year, official figures have shown.’

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The Guardian, 24th October 2019

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Legal challenge launched against government over ‘whitewash’ review of counter-extremism programme – The Independent

Posted October 22nd, 2019 in crime prevention, judicial review, news, recruitment, terrorism by tracey

‘A legal battle has been launched against the government over a review of its Prevent counter-extremism strategy, with allegations it will be a “whitewash”, The Independent can reveal. Campaigners are challenging the appointment of Lord Carlile as the independent reviewer, after he called the probe “completely unnecessary” and claimed it was based on a “complete lack of evidence”.’

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The Independent, 21st October 2019

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Drug addicts to receive diamorphine twice a day in UK-first scheme – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2019 in crime prevention, drug abuse, drug trafficking, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘Drug addicts in the north of England are to receive daily doses of diamorphine from next week as part of plans to reduce deaths, stop crime and undermine drug dealers.’

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The Guardian, 9th October 2019

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Counter-terror police running secret Prevent database – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2019 in case management, crime prevention, freedom of information, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘Counter-terror police across the UK have been running a secret database containing details of thousands of individuals referred to the government’s controversial anti-radicalisation Prevent programme, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 6th October 2019

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Number of bank transfer scams in UK rises by 40% in a year – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2019 in banking, codes of practice, crime prevention, fraud, news, statistics by tracey

‘The amount of money stolen by criminals through bank transfer scams has risen by 40% in a year and is running at more than £1m a day, according to official UK data.’

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The Guardian, 26th September 2019

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First police force found to be ‘failing’ in all areas as watchdog finds performance worsening across country – The Independent

Posted September 27th, 2019 in budgets, crime prevention, Ministry of Justice, news, ombudsmen, police, standards, statistics by tracey

‘A scandal-hit police force has become the first to be branded “failing” in all areas after inspectors found it was not preventing crime or protecting vulnerable people.’

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The Independent, 27th September 2019

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Terms of reference for independent review of Prevent announced – Home Office

Posted September 17th, 2019 in crime prevention, government departments, press releases, terrorism by tracey

‘The terms of reference setting out the purpose and structure of the independent review have been published today.’ Full press release Home Office, 16th September 2019 Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Solicitor General’s speech at Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime 2019 – Attorney General’s Office

‘The Solicitor General discusses some of the UK’s key successes in tackling economic crime and the UK government’s ambitious Economic Crime Plan.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 2nd September 2019

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Domestic abuse: Killers ‘follow eight-stage pattern’, study says – BBC News

‘Men who kill their partners follow a “homicide timeline” that could be tracked by police to help prevent deaths, new research suggests. Criminology expert Dr Jane Monckton Smith found an eight-stage pattern in 372 killings in the UK. The University of Gloucestershire lecturer said controlling behaviour could be a key indicator of someone’s potential to kill their partner.’

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BBC News, 27th August 2019

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Courts to get anti-knife crime powers with Asbo-style orders for children as young as 12 – The Independent

‘Courts will be given extra powers to impose rules and curfews on anyone aged 12 or over who may be carrying a knife, the Home Office has announced. The Asbo-style powers, called knife crime prevention orders (KCPOs), are civil orders that can be imposed on people who the courts believe pose a threat to the public through the use of a bladed weapon. The powers will be introduced as part of the Offensive Weapons Act, which is attempting to tackle knife crime and serious violence.’

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The Independent, 18th August 2019

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£100 million crackdown on crime in prison – Ministry of Justice

‘Airport-style security and cutting-edge technology to crack down on criminal activity in prisons.’

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Ministry of Justice, 13th August 2019

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Justice secretary urges evidence-led approach to cut crime – Ministry of Justice

‘Justice Secretary David Gauke today called for an “evidence-led” approach to tackling reoffending in order to crack down on crime and reduce the number of victims.’

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Ministry of Justice, 18th July 2019

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Tackling child sexual abuse online and offline – Home Office

Posted June 27th, 2019 in child abuse, crime prevention, internet, sexual grooming, speeches by tracey

‘Home Secretary Sajid Javid delivered a speech at the NSPCC’s “How Safe are our Children?” conference on Tuesday 25 June 2019.’

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Home Office, 25th June 2019

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‘Lifeline’ community treatment pilots to steer offenders away from crime – Ministry of Justice

‘Vulnerable offenders will be offered targeted treatment under new plans designed to boost rehabilitation and reduce reoffending.’

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Ministry of Justice, 20th June 2019

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UK property register ‘needed urgently’ to stop money laundering – The Guardian

‘Proposals for the first register of foreign-owned property aimed at preventing “McMafia-style” money laundering should be put in practice urgently and reinforced to plug potential loopholes, the government has been told.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2019

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UK’s organised crime threat at record level, warns National Crime Agency – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2019 in brexit, budgets, crime prevention, gangs, internet, investigatory powers, news, police by sally

‘Britain risks losing the fight against organised crime unless police receive significant new resources to tackle the “chronic and corrosive” threat from such groups, the head of the National Crime Agency has warned.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2019

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Abolishing short prison sentences will let ‘thousands of hardened criminals avoid jail’, report claims – The Independent

‘Ministers’ calls for short prison sentences to be abolished would see thousands of hardened criminals avoid jail, a report has claimed.’

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The Independent, 25th February 2019

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Police to get more stop and search powers to tackle acid attacks – Home Office

‘Home Secretary Sajid Javid will give police new powers to stop and search anyone suspected of carrying a corrosive substance in public.’

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Home Office, 20th February 2019

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Before facial recognition tech can be used, it needs to be limited – The Independent

‘New research on facial recognition technology trials by police calls for tighter regulation to protect human rights.’

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The Independent, 21st February 2019

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