Police stop and search ‘not cutting knife crime’, new figures suggest – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2010 in crime prevention, news, offensive weapons, police, stop and search by sally

“There is little connection between the use of stop and search powers by the ­Metropolitan police and reductions in knife crime, according to new figures ­analysed by a leading criminologist.”

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The Guardian, 24th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

UK ‘failing’ on causes of crime – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2009 in crime prevention, criminal justice, news by sally

“The government has failed to carry out its election pledge to tackle the causes of crime, says a world expert on crime reduction.”

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BBC News, 11th May 2009

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Call for ban on anti-crime device – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2008 in children, crime prevention, news by sally

“The government is being urged to bring in rules banning a new anti-social behaviour device which emits a high-pitched noise.”

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BBC News, 2nd December 2008

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Police target youth criminal risk – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2008 in crime prevention, news, police, young offenders by sally

“Young people who are believed to be at risk of becoming offenders are to be targeted in a new police initiative.”

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BBC News, 24th January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Serious Crime Act 2007

Posted November 6th, 2007 in crime prevention, legislation, proceeds of crime by sally

Serious Crime Act 2007 published.

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Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Home Office: Cost of fighting terrorism triples to £3.5bn by 2010 – The Independent

Posted October 10th, 2007 in crime prevention, news, terrorism by sally

“Fighting terrorism continues to be one of the fastest-growing items in the Government’s budget. By the end of this financial year, the whole cost of anti-terrorist initiatives, taking in everything from education programmes to undercover police work, will have risen to £2.5bn a year. By 2010-11, that figure will be up to £3.5bn – more than three times what it was at the start of the decade.”

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The Independent, 10th October 2007

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MPs call for identity fraud tsar – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2007 in crime prevention, identity fraud, news by sally

“An ‘identity fraud tsar’ should be appointed to oversee attempts to tackle crime, a group of MPs has said.”

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BBC News, 6th October 2007

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Privacy guidance explains when DVLA can share car owner’s details – OUT-LAW.com

“The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) may pass on individuals’ personal details if there is good reason, such as the prevention or detection of crime, according to guidance published today by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th September 2007

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Bid to cut crime with new design – BBC News

Posted August 10th, 2007 in crime prevention, news by sally

“The government is launching a new drive to cut crime through innovative design.”

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BBC News, 10th August 2007

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Plan to identify potential violent offenders condemned – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2007 in crime prevention, data protection, news by sally

“Council staff, charity workers and doctors will be obliged to tip off police about anyone they believe might commit a violent crime, under a Home Office plan revealed in a leaked document today.”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk