‘Upskirting’ should be criminal offence, campaigners say – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2018 in crime, harassment, news, privacy, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘The government should criminalise “upskirting” as a sexual offence, say campaigners, after police data showed one complainant was 10 years old.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2018

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Police failing to record thousands of crimes, including rape – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2018 in crime, news, police, rape, reports, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘Thousands of reported crimes including rape and domestic abuse are going unrecorded by police, a watchdog has warned.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2018

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Thousands of crimes going unrecorded by three police forces – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2018 in crime, news, police, reports, statistics by sally

‘Three English police forces are failing to record thousands of reported crimes each year, new reports have found.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2018

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Crime statistics: Violent crime and sex offences rising, police figures suggest – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2018 in crime, news, police, statistics by sally

‘The number of violent crimes and sex offences recorded by police in England and Wales has risen sharply over the past year, figures suggest.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2018

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The open justice principle: a child’s crimes and a parent’s misdemeanour – Transparency Project

‘What legal principles connect publicity for the 17 year-old Charlie Pearce (born 3 July 2000), a double rapist and attempt murderer (R v Pearce (Press Restrictions) Haddon-Cave J (7 December 2017)) and privacy for a stalking mother who, with her cohabitant (‘Mr JM’) tried to disrupt her 10 year-old daughter T’s foster placement (Re T (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 1889 (23 November 2017)).’

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Transparency Project, 31st January 2018

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Rise in victims reporting sexual offences to the Met – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2017 in crime, London, news, prosecutions, rape, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘The number of sexual assault victims recorded by the Met Police has gone up by more than 7,000 in the last four years, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2017

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Fraud office future secure as government eyes economic crime reform – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 12th, 2017 in crime, fraud, national crime agency, news, Serious Fraud Office by sally

‘The future of the Serious Fraud Office has been secured under plans aimed at tackling economic crime – though it will have to answer to a newly created oversight body.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 11th December 2017

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Acid attacks: 2017 likely to set new record in UK – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2017 in crime, grievous bodily harm, hazardous substances, news, statistics by sally

‘The national police lead on acid attacks has said 2017 is likely to see the most on record in the UK, as the profile of incidents shifts from domestic violence to street attacks involving gangs and young people.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2017

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Sexist criminals could get longer sentences under proposals to make misogyny a type of hate crime – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 7th, 2017 in crime, hate crime, news, pilot schemes, sentencing, sex discrimination by sally

‘Sexist criminals could get longer sentences under plans to make misogyny a type of hate crime.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2017

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Police failing to respond to some crimes because of ‘significant stress’ caused by budget cuts, report warns – The Independent

Posted November 9th, 2017 in crime, news, police, reports by tracey

‘Police forces are failing to respond to low-priority crimes because of “significant stress” caused by continued budget cuts amid a huge rise in demand, a report has found.’

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The Independent, 9th november 2017

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Teacher who filmed up schoolgirls’ skirts will not face prosecution as judge rules it’s not illegal – The Independent

‘An assistant headteacher who used his mobile phone to film up schoolgirls’ skirts will not face prosecution after a judge ruled his actions were not illegal.’

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The Independent, 7th November 2017

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Too many children in criminal court, says senior judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in children, crime, criminal justice, judges, news, speeches, young offenders, young persons by tracey

‘Too many children are being criminalised by the courts, the most senior family judge in England and Wales has warned. Sir James Munby, president of the family division of the High Court, said that the Crown Prosecution Service should look at changing its charging policy for children so that fewer of them end up in the criminal courts.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2017

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Acid attackers jailed after permanently disfiguring two men whose cars they were attacking – The Independent

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in crime, grievous bodily harm, hazardous substances, news, sentencing, weapons by tracey

‘A teenager and his adult accomplice have been jailed for inflicting “life changing injuries” on two men with an acid attack.’

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The Independent, 2nd November 2017

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Websites allowing illegal activity ‘complicit in crime’ – BBC News

‘Websites that do not prevent the sale of illegal goods are complicit in cyber-crime, a crime chief has said.’

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BBC News, 23rd October 2017

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Low-level crimes to go uninvestigated in Met police spending cuts – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2017 in budgets, crime, London, news, police by sally

‘The Metropolitan police are to stop investigating many lower level crimes as a result of spending cuts, a senior police officer has said.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2017

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Audit lays bare racial disparities in UK schools, courts and workplaces – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2017 in crime, education, imprisonment, news, race discrimination, reports, statistics by sally

‘White teenagers are far more likely to smoke than their minority ethnic counterparts, Roma children are falling well behind their peers at school and black men face the highest likelihood of being found guilty in court.’

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The Guardian, 9th October 2017

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Pensioner admits shooting dead burglar breaking into his caravan with illegally-kept shotgun – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2017 in burglary, crime, firearms, murder, news, self-defence by tracey

‘A pensioner has admitted shooting dead a burglar he caught breaking into his caravan home in the middle of the night with his illegally-kept double-barrelled shotgun.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2017

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Team investigating anti-MP crime deals with 102 complaints in first year – The Guardian

Posted September 14th, 2017 in complaints, crime, harassment, news, parliament, racism by tracey

‘A specialist police team set up to investigate crimes against MPs has dealt with 102 complaints in its first year of operation.’

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The Guardian, 14th September 2017

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Police rated ‘inadequate’ over crime recording failures – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2017 in crime, news, police, reports by tracey

‘Seven out of 14 police forces have been dubbed “inadequate” for failing to record hundreds of thousands of crimes reported to them.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2017

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Victims shouldn’t expect police visits, says Chief Constable – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 11th, 2017 in crime, internet, news, police, victims by tracey

‘Sussex Chief Constable Giles York questioned whether an in-person visit served any purpose and said it would be more “convenient” for members of the public to interact with the force online.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th September 2017

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