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