Targets ‘distort crime recording’ – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2007 in crime, news, police, statistics by sally

“Government pressure to meet targets for less serious crimes is forcing detectives off major investigations, a Police Federation report has claimed.”

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BBC News, 12th November 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The Serious Crime Bill receives Royal Assent – Home Office

Posted November 1st, 2007 in bills, crime, police, press releases by sally

“The Serious Crime Bill has received Royal Assent today (30 October), providing police with strong powers to crack down on serious crime.”

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Home Office press release, 30th October 2007

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Knife crime every 24 minutes – The Independent

Posted October 29th, 2007 in crime, news, offensive weapons, violence by sally

“One offence involving a knife is committed every 24 minutes of the day, new figures from 37 police forces revealed last night.”

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The Independent, 28th October 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Gangs “safe houses” plan backed – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2007 in crime, gangs, news by sally

“Ministers are considering providing ‘safe houses’ for black youngsters who want to escape membership of a gang.”

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BBC News, 18th October 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Crime figures show decline – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2007 in crime, news, police, statistics by sally

“Crime recorded by the police in England and Wales fell by 7% in the 12 months to June, according to Home Office figures published today.”

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The Guardian, 18th October 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Dispersal orders ‘displace crime’ – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2007 in crime, dispersal orders, news by sally

“Police dispersal powers which aim to tackle anti-social behaviour merely displace crime to neighbouring areas, a report has suggested.”

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BBC News, 18th October 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Almost all children aged 10-15 are victims of crime – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2007 in children, crime, news, victims by sally

“Being a victim of crime is now the norm for most children in Britain, according to research that reveals that 95% of 10- to 15-year-olds in the country have experienced crime at least once.”

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The Guardian, 10th October 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Cautions and spot fines lead to big fall in cases reaching court – The Times

Posted September 21st, 2007 in cautions, crime, fines, news, police by sally

“Only one in eight crimes recorded by police in England and Wales ended with a suspect being charged or appearing in court, according to official figures released yesterday.”

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The Times, 21st September 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Police sceptical of proposals to ease burden of red tape – The Guardian

Posted September 13th, 2007 in crime, news, police by sally

“Rank and file police leaders yesterday reacted with scepticism to proposals to introduce hand-held computers for patrolling constables and ‘virtual courts’ as part of a drive to cut bureaucracy.”

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The Guardian, 13th September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Pursue major crime, not just statistics, police are told – The Times

Posted September 12th, 2007 in crime, news, police, statistics by sally

“Police forces are pursuing minor offenders rather than tackling more serious offenders, in order to improve their performance statistics, the Home Office said yesterday.”

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The Times, 12th September 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Police chief to attack crime target ‘shambles’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 7th, 2007 in crime, news, police, violence by sally

“Labour’s law and order record is facing a broadside from one of the country’s top police officers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Victims of white-collar crime ‘ignored for sake of statistics’ – The Times

Posted August 20th, 2007 in crime, news, statistics, victims by sally

“Victims of corporate crime – such as the Maxwell pensions scandal and the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International – are largely overlooked by officials because they do not fit government targets, it is claimed today.”

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The Times, 20th August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Number of violent attacks rises but overall crime levels stable – The Independent

Posted July 20th, 2007 in crime, news, statistics by sally

“Violent attacks increased more than 5 per cent last year, a new statistic that overshadowed a Home Office declaration yesterday that overall levels of crime remained stable.”

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The Independent, 20th July 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Bigger police budget has ‘little impact’ on crime – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 19th, 2007 in crime, news, police by sally

“Increases in police funding over the past decade have had almost no impact on crime rates, a committee of MPs concludes today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th July 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

New crime strategy being unveiled – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2007 in crime, news, statistics by sally

“A strategy to move public perception of crime into line with falling figures is due to be launched by ministers.”

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BBC News, 19th July 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk