Police failed to engage with public, Met knife campaign chief admits – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2017 in London, news, police, statistics, violence, weapons, young persons by tracey

‘The head of the Metropolitan police’s anti-knife initiative, Operation Sceptre, has admitted past failures in engaging with communities most affected by youth violence, amid criticism of the force’s latest strategy to tackle the problem. But DCS Michael Gallagher said that for the latest phase of its strategy to reduce knife crime – launched after recent police figures showing a rise of 24% in the past year in London – the Met was ready to work with civil society groups to find joint solutions to the problem.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2017

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Number of suspected slavery victims in London expected to leap by 60% – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2017 in human rights, London, news, police, statistics, victims by tracey

‘The head of the Metropolitan police’s anti-slavery unit has said the number of suspected victims in London is expected to leap by 60% this year, as campaigners warn that people are being left open to repeated abuse because of a failure to protect them.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2017

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Hate crime soared in run-up to EU referendum, new figures show – The Independent

Posted April 28th, 2017 in EC law, hate crime, news, referendums, statistics by tracey

‘Hate crime reports in England and Wales soared in the months leading up to last year’s EU referendum, new figures have revealed.’

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The Independent, 27th April 2017

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Recorded crime rose 9% last year in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted April 27th, 2017 in crime, news, statistics by sally

‘The number of crimes recorded by police in England and Wales last year was up by 9% on the previous year, figures show.’

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BBC News, 27th April 2017

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FGM: 123 victims treated in Wales last year, figures show – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2017 in female genital mutilation, news, statistics, victims, Wales by sally

‘A case of female genital mutilation was discovered every three days, on average, by maternity staff in Wales last year.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2017

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Stalking behaviour identified in 94% of murders, study shows – The Guardian

Posted April 24th, 2017 in charities, murder, news, stalking, statistics by tracey

‘Stalking behaviour has been identified in nine in 10 murders studied by criminologists as part of research examining a link between the two crimes.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2017

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Cressida Dick: Met chief will ‘bear down’ on violent crime – BBC News

Posted April 19th, 2017 in crime, London, news, police, statistics, violence, weapons by tracey

‘The new commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has promised to “bear down” on large rises in violent crime in London.’

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BBC News, 18th April 2017

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Legal aid safety net applications up by 43% – Legal Voice

‘There has been a 43% increase in applications to LASPO’s safety net regime compared to last year and theLegal Aid Agency granted almost six out of 10. There were 441 applications for exceptional case funding received between October and December 2016, comprising 383 and 58 re-submissions. This compares to 308 in the same period for 2015.’

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Legal Voice, 6th April 2017

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Thousands of domestic violence victims withdrawing from legal action after Government cuts, figures reveal – The Independent

‘More than 160,000 victims of domestic violence in England withdrew their support for charges against their abusers in 2016, a number that rocketed by almost 40 per cent compared with the previous 12 months, exclusive figures reveal.’

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The Independent, 9th April 2017

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More than 100 parents per school day are being prosecuted for taking their children out of school, new figures show – Daily Telegraph

‘More than a hundred parents are being prosecuted per school day for taking their children out of school without permission, new figures have revealed on the eve of the Supreme Court’s ruling on term-time holidays.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2017

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Parking fine appeal success varies between council areas – BBC News

‘The likelihood of successfully challenging parking fines varies widely depending on where drivers get a ticket, research has shown.’

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BBC News, 5th April 2017

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First ‘snapshot’ of gender pay gap due as reporting requirements come into force – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 5th, 2017 in disclosure, employment, equal pay, news, Northern Ireland, regulations, statistics by sally

‘Large UK employers will begin publishing their gender pay gaps over the coming months, based on the pay which their employees receive within the pay period in which today’s date falls.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th April 2017

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One in three councils targeting rough sleepers with enforcement measures: Crisis – Local Government Lawyer

‘More than one in three councils (36%) are targeting rough sleepers with enforcement measures such as Criminal Behaviour Orders (CBOs) and Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs), research by national homelessness charity Crisis has suggested.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th April 2017

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Fewer prosecutions for death crash drivers – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2017 in charities, homicide, news, police, prosecutions, road traffic offences, statistics by sally

‘Prosecution and conviction rates for drivers who cause fatal road crashes are lower than they were five years ago, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2017

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UK’s gender pay rankings will put discrimination under spotlight – The Guardian

Posted April 3rd, 2017 in disclosure, employment, equal pay, news, sex discrimination, statistics by sally

‘The naming and shaming of employers is welcome, but the fight for equal pay for women has just begun’

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2017

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RSPCA reports rise in animal cruelty claims but fall in convictions – BBC News

Posted March 29th, 2017 in animal cruelty, news, statistics by sally

‘The RSPCA investigated more than 400 allegations of animal cruelty per day last year – a rise of nearly 5% compared to the previous 12 months.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2017

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Public access work grows six-fold in only five years – Legal Futures

Posted March 21st, 2017 in barristers, legal representation, legal services, news, statistics by tracey

‘The value of public access work carried out by barristers as a proportion of the profession’s income grew six-fold over just five years, according to new figures seen by Legal Futures.’

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Legal Futures, 21st March 2017

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Number of women being arrested leaps 50 per cent in a year after police told to crack down on petty crime – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2017 in crime, news, police, statistics, women by tracey

‘Arrests of women have risen by as much as 50 per cent in some areas after a police crackdown on petty crime.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2017

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Identity fraud reached record levels in 2016 – BBC News

Posted March 15th, 2017 in identity fraud, news, statistics, young persons by tracey

‘Young people are a growing target for identity theft cases, which have reached record levels in 2016, fraud prevention organisation Cifas says. Almost 25,000 victims of fraud were aged under 30, with the number of under-21s defrauded rising by a third.’

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BBC News, 15th March 2017

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Knife crime offences ‘highest since 2011’ – BBC News

Posted March 10th, 2017 in news, offensive weapons, statistics by sally

‘The number of people caught carrying knives in England and Wales has risen to its highest level in six years, official figures show.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2017

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