Crime statistics for England & Wales: violent crime and sexual offences – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2013 in crime, news, sexual offences, statistics, violence by sally

“2.1m violent incidents were recorded in 2011/12 by the Crime Survey for England and Wales. See what the latest figures say.”

Full story

The Guardian, 7th February 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The violence behind closed doors – BBC News

Posted February 8th, 2013 in domestic violence, news, statistics by sally

“New figures published on Thursday offer a chilling insight into the violence and abuse that goes on behind closed doors. According to the data, two million people in England and Wales suffered sexual assault, violence, threats or abuse at the hands of a partner or family member last year.”

Full story

BBC News, 7th February 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Youth justice system is ‘failing vulnerable young offenders’ – The Guardian

“Vulnerable young offenders are at risk of serious and long-term problems because the youth justice system is failing to support their needs, according to child welfare charities and campaign groups. Figures released by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) last week revealed a 21% increase in the number of young people in custody self-harming between 2010‑11 and 2011-12. Three children died in custody during 2011-12, while incidents of physical restraint rose by 17% year on year.”

Full story

The Guardian, 5th February 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Information ‘reasonably accessible’ despite hefty charge – Panopticon

Posted February 1st, 2013 in fees, freedom of information, news, statistics by tracey

“In Davis v ICO and Health and Social Care Information Centre (case no. EA/2012/0175, judgment 24 January 2013) the First-Tier Tribunal applied the absolute exemption under section 21 of FOIA 2000 for information which is reasonably accessible to an applicant other than under section 1. The requested information consisted of health statistics which the public authority was willing to provide to the appellant under its publication scheme for a charge of £1,550. The appellant argued that the charge meant the information could not be considered to be reasonably accessible to a person of ordinary means.”

Full story

Panopticon, 31st January 2013

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

Corporate manslaughter cases up by 40% in 2012 – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 30th, 2013 in corporate manslaughter, negligence, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) began investigating 40% more corporate manslaughter cases in 2012 than it did the previous year according to figures obtained by Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 30th January 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

OFT rules out petrol prices inquiry – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2013 in consumer protection, news, statistics, unfair commercial practices by sally

“Rising petrol prices will continue to be a headache for cash-strapped motorists after the consumer watchdog concluded there is no evidence of unfair marketing or trading between oil companies and retailers.”

Full story

The Guardian, 30th January 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Scores of violent offenders able to walk out of jail – Daily Telegraph

“Scores of Britain’s most dangerous criminals have walked out of open prisons over the past year, official statistics disclosed yesterday.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Police exaggerating fall in crime rate – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 25th, 2013 in crime, news, police, statistics by tracey

“Police have exaggerated the fall in crime by downgrading hundreds of thousands of offences to meet targets, the Office for National Statistics has said.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 24th January 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Barnardo’s concern over child sex trafficking rise – BBC News

Posted January 14th, 2013 in child abuse, news, statistics, trafficking in human beings by tracey

“The UK has seen an ‘alarming’ 22% year-on-year rise in children being sexually exploited, the charity Barnardo’s says.”

Full story

BBC News, 13th January 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Fewer than one in 30 rapes lead to a conviction, figures show – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 11th, 2013 in news, rape, statistics by tracey

“Fewer than one in 30 rape victims see their attacker convicted, figures showed, as it emerged one in 20 women are raped or subjected to serious sex attacks by the time they are 60.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 10th January 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Sex offence conviction rates ‘low’ – BBC News

Posted January 10th, 2013 in crime, news, sentencing, sexual offences, statistics by sally

“Only a fraction of sexual offences in England and Wales results in a conviction, a statistical review says.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th January 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New rules will force hospitals to publish operation survival rates by individual surgeons – The Independent

Posted December 18th, 2012 in doctors, hospitals, news, publishing, statistics by sally

“Hospitals will be required to publish survival rates for operations by individual surgeons under plans to help patients to more effectively choose where they have their care.”

Full story

The Independent, 18th December 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Barrister snub to diversity monitoring “embarrassing” and “pathetic” – Legal Futures

Posted December 17th, 2012 in barristers, disclosure, diversity, news, statistics by sally

“Only a handful of the 15,000-plus members of the Bar have disclosed information such as whether they went to public or state schools, in a snub to the chairs of the Bar and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) who had personally requested it.”

Full story

Legal Futures, 17th December 2012

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Court of Appeal: Criminal Appeals Heard More Quickly – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted December 12th, 2012 in appeals, courts, news, statistics by sally

“The Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) heard appeals against conviction and sentence more quickly last year than in previous years according to the Court’s annual report published today (Tuesday 11 December).”

Full story

Judiciary of England and Wales, 11th December 2012

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Lord Chief Justice Issues Warning over Jurors – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted December 11th, 2012 in delay, judges, juries, news, reports, statistics by sally

“The Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) heard appeals against conviction and sentence more quickly last year than in previous years according to the Court’s annual report published today (Tuesday 11 December).”

Full story

Judiciary of England and Wales, 11th December 2012

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Children and young people in custody – a fall in numbers, but little change otherwise – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 10th, 2012 in news, prisons, rehabilitation, statistics, young offenders by sally

“The number of children and young people in custody continues to fall, but little has changed in their perception of their treatment and conditions, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, publishing a thematic report, Children and Young People in Custody 2011-12: an analysis of the experiences of 15-18-year-olds in prison.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 7th December 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Domestic violence accounts for 10% of emergency calls, data shows – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2012 in domestic violence, emergency services, news, police, statistics by sally

“One in 10 emergency calls to police are categorised as domestic violence related, rising in some areas to a fifth of all 999 alerts.”

Full story

The Guardian, 24th November 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Women and the criminal justice system: what do the latest statistics show? – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2012 in criminal justice, news, sentencing, statistics, women by tracey

“Statistics published by the Ministry of Justice today look at women and the Criminal Justice System.”

Full story

The Guardian, 22nd November 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Barristers: profession is growing but what will it look like? – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2012 in barristers, diversity, equality, legal education, news, pupillage, statistics by sally

“Report shows fewer BME pupils, majority are from professional backgrounds and 22.5% have no debt.”

Full story

The Guardian, 21st November 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Fewer than a quarter of infringers would be put off by internet access suspension threat, Ofcom report says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 21st, 2012 in copyright, crime prevention, internet, news, penalties, statistics by sally

“Fewer than one in four UK internet users that engaged in copyright infringing activity during a three month period earlier this year said they would be put off from repeating the offence if they knew they would receive a letter to tell them that their internet access was to be suspended as a result of the behaviour, according to a new study commissioned by Ofcom.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 20th November 2012

Source: www.out-law.com