£200 million investment in rehab services to cut crime – Ministry of Justice

‘Charities and companies which help rehabilitate offenders have been awarded around £200 million of Government funding to help cut crime in the new probation system.’

Ministry of Justice, 21st May 2021

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Online safety bill ‘will fail to protect millions from cloned websites and ad scams’ – The Guardian

‘The UK government’s online safety bill will “fail to protect millions” by leaving people at risk of falling victim to cloned websites and adverts paid for by fraudsters, experts warned this week.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 15th May 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Taskforce launched to investigate reported rise in pet thefts – Home Office

Posted May 10th, 2021 in animals, crime prevention, government departments, press releases, theft by tracey

‘Taskforce will investigate and draw up action to tackle these crimes.’

Full press release

Home Office, 8th May 2021

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Sobriety tags launched in England to tackle alcohol-fuelled crime – Ministry of Justice

‘Sobriety tags and drinking bans aimed at reducing alcohol-fuelled crimes launch in England today (Wednesday 31 March), following a successful rollout in Wales.’

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 31st March 2021

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Government publishes strategy to tackle child sexual abuse – Family Law

‘The Home Secretary has published a new strategy to protect children from child sexual abuse.’

Full report

Full Story

Family Law, 28th January 2021

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Government not doing enough to prevent crimes committed on probation – report – The Guardian

Posted May 14th, 2020 in crime prevention, news, probation by sally

‘The government and probation service are not doing enough to learn from mistakes that led to serious crimes being committed by offenders under supervision, including murder, rape and other violent offences, inspectors have said in a critical report.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 14th May 2020

Source: www.theguardian.com

Government to be challenged in court over Prevent reviewer – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2020 in crime prevention, Islam, news, police, terrorism by sally

‘The government’s failure to appoint an independent reviewer of its Prevent strategy and assess the controversial de-radicalisation programme’s effectiveness is to be challenged in court.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 6th February 2020

Source: www.theguardian.com

Domestic violence prevention work ‘should focus on offenders’ – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2020 in crime prevention, domestic violence, news by sally

‘The government is being urged to set up domestic violence prevention programmes targeting offenders as well as victims.’

Full Story

BBC News, 21st January 2020

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

Home Office, 29th October 2019

Source: www.gov.uk

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.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 24th October 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

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”.’

Full Story

The Independent, 21st October 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 9th October 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

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.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 6th October 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

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.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 26th September 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

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.’

Full Story

The Independent, 27th September 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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.’

Full speech

Attorney General’s Office, 2nd September 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

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.’

Full Story

BBC News, 27th August 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

The Independent, 18th August 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk

£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.’

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 13th August 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice