Youngsters ‘call for more police’ – BBC News

Posted November 13th, 2007 in children, crime, news, police, statistics by sally

“Six out of 10 young people want more police on the streets to protect them from crime, according to a survey.”

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BBC News, 13th November 2007


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


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


600 died in custody last year, report says – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 21st, 2007 in news, prisons, statistics by sally

“As many as 600 people died in custody last year in England and Wales, a new report is expected to say.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2007


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


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


Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007

Posted August 1st, 2007 in legislation, registrars, statistics by sally

Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 published

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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


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


3m crimes a year ‘left out of official figures’ – The Guardian

Posted June 26th, 2007 in corporate manslaughter, criminal justice, news, statistics by sally

“A fresh row over the government’s crime statistics broke out last night after two criminologists said the authoritative British Crime Survey excludes 3 million offences a year.”

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The Guardian, 26th June 2007


Met to give Terror Act stop and search figures – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2007 in news, police, statistics, stop and search by sally

“Senior police officers in London revealed yesterday that they would be publishing a quarterly breakdown of stop and search figures for the first time in response to an outcry about ‘racist’ spot checking.”

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The Guardian, 1st June 2007


Freedom of information statistics October to December 2006 – Department for Constitutional Affairs

Posted April 18th, 2007 in freedom of information, government departments, statistics by sally

“This eighth quarterly report providing statistics on implementation of the Act across central government covers October to December 2006.”

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Department for Constitutional Affairs, 18th April 2007


Persistent young offenders bulletins – Department for Constitutional Affairs

Posted April 13th, 2007 in statistics, young offenders by sally

“The bulletin gives overall national figures for arrest to sentence, for England and Wales, as well as figures for the Magistrates Court and Crown Court separately. On a quarterly basis, the figures are further broken down by Criminal Justice Areas.”

January 2007 (PDF)

Department for Constitutional Affairs, 13th April 2007