Thousands of children sexually exploited each year, inquiry says – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2012 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, statistics, victims by sally

“Thousands of children are raped and abused each year, with many more cases going unreported by victims and unrecorded by the authorities, according to an official study presented as the most comprehensive inquiry to date of the scale and prevalence of child sexual exploitation in England.”

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The Guardian, 21st November 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Judicial review statistics: how many cases are there and what are they about? – The Guardian

Posted November 20th, 2012 in immigration, judicial review, news, statistics by sally

“The government wants to restrict judicial review cases. But how common are they anyway?”

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The Guardian, 19th November 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bar Barometer 2012 – The Bar Council

Posted November 13th, 2012 in barristers, news, reports, statistics by sally

“The Bar Council and the Bar Standards Board have published their second annual Bar Barometer report. The report details trends in the demographic profile of the Bar between 2007 and 2011/12.”

Bar Barometer (PDF)

The Bar Council, 12th November 2012

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Ken Clarke’s reforms could still cut prison population, figures show – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2012 in imprisonment, news, sentencing, statistics by sally

“Ken Clarke’s sentencing reforms could still fuel a 2,000-strong cut in the record prison population in England and Wales, according to official projections.”

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The Guardian, 1st November 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Market impacts of the Legal Services Act 2007 – Legal Services Board

Posted October 29th, 2012 in legal services, Legal Services Board, markets, news, statistics by sally

Market impacts of the Legal Services Act 2007 – Baseline Report (Final) 2012 (PDF)

Legal Services Board, 25th October 2012

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

More appeals over police complaints handling, says IPCC – BBC News

Posted October 24th, 2012 in appeals, complaints, news, police, statistics by sally

“There has been a rise in the number of people unhappy with how police in England and Wales handled complaints.”

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BBC News, 24th October 2012

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Murder committed every ten days by criminal on bail – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 23rd, 2012 in bail, crime, murder, news, recidivists, statistics by sally

“A murder is committed by a criminal out on bail every ten days, new statistics have revealed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd October 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Consultation launches on how best to record crime outcomes – Home Office

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in consultations, news, police, statistics by sally

“The government is seeking views on whether the way crime outcomes are recorded should be broadened to better reflect the work police officers do.”

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Home Office, 19th October 2012

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Crime in England and Wales falls – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2012 in crime, news, statistics by sally

“Crimes against adults fell 6% in England and Wales for the year ending in June, compared with the previous year, official statistics show.”

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BBC News, 18th October 2012

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Hate-crime cases failing in court, says CPS – The Independent

Posted October 18th, 2012 in crime, harassment, hate crime, news, prosecutions, reports, statistics, victims by sally

“Increasing numbers of hate-crime prosecutions are collapsing because victims are backing out or their stories unravel in court, a new report from the Crown Prosecution Service reveals today.”

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The Independent, 18th October 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Human rights violations in EU courts double in five years – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2012 in criminal justice, human rights, news, remand, statistics, trials by sally

“Greece, Bulgaria, Poland and Romania are the worst European Union countries at delivering justice through criminal trials, according to an independent survey of the union’s courts.”

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The Guardian, 10th October 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related link: Human rights violations in Europe, broken down by country, article violated and judgment

Disabled prisoners’ lives put at risk by poor care and treatment in jail – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2012 in disabled persons, medical treatment, news, prisons, statistics by sally

“The plight of a man who had to be rushed to hospital hours after arriving in jail highlights the limitations of prison care.”

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The Guardian, 18th September 2012

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The UK and Strasbourg: a victim fantasy – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 19th, 2012 in human rights, news, prisons, sentencing, statistics by sally

“Another defeat for the United Kingdom in Strasbourg yesterday. In James, Wells and Lee v. the United Kingdom, a chamber of the Court’s Fourth Section held that indeterminate sentences of imprisonment for public protection infringed Article 5 of the Convention.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th September 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Fewer youths jailed for knife crimes – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 7th, 2012 in news, offensive weapons, sentencing, statistics, young offenders by tracey

“Youths caught carrying knives are less likely to be jailed than a year ago, official figures have shown, putting immediate pressure on the new Justice Secretary to make sentences tougher.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Prisons holding 7,300 more inmates than they were designed for – The Guardian

Posted August 28th, 2012 in news, prisons, statistics by tracey

“Some English and Welsh jails hold twice as many people as they should, according to figures from Prison Reform Trust.”

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The Guardian, 28th August 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Disability hate crime is at its highest level since records began – The Guardian

“There were 1,942 recorded incidents of disability hate crime in England and Wales in 2011, an increase of more than 25% on the total for 2010 and the highest since this data was first recorded in April 2010.”

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The Guardian, 14th August 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Rochdale grooming trial: investigation to focus on victims, not ethnicity, says DPP – Daily Telegraph

“Kier Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has said that a review into child sexual exploitation would focus on the failure to listen to victims rather than the ethnicity of the perpetrators.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd July 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Report into cases of Violence Against Women and Girls – Crown Prosecution Service

“The CPS has tried to find ways of assessing the impact it has on improving the safety of the victims in cases of violence against women and girls.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 23rd July 2012

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Domestic violence conviction rates at all-time high – The Guardian

“Domestic violence conviction rates are at their highest after a four-year campaign by prosecutors to tackle violence against women and girls, the director of public prosecutions will announce on Monday.”

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Nine in ten sex attacks go unreported, warns DPP – Daily Telegraph

“Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, will reveal that convictions for rape are now at record levels but it is only the tip of the iceberg. Just ten per cent of victims of serious sexual assault will go to the police, mainly because they do not believe the criminal justice system will help them, he will say.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd July 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk