Re-offending rates reach record level – BBC News

Posted May 24th, 2012 in news, recidivists, sentencing, statistics by sally

“A record number of offenders sentenced for serious crimes had committed previous offences, according to figures for 2011.”

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BBC News, 24th May 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

England’s most prolific criminal has 567 convictions – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 2nd, 2012 in news, recidivists, statistics by sally

“England’s most prolific criminal has almost 600 convictions to his name, official figures have disclosed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st May 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

UK vs. Strasbourg: don’t believe the hype – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 20th, 2012 in human rights, news, statistics by sally

“The Abu Qatada deadline debacle has once again thrust the European Court of Human Rights – and in particular, its relationship with the UK – into unwanted controversy just as European representatives gathered in Brighton to debate the Court’s future. This new fracas over the deportation of Abu Qatada has acted as a lightning rod for well-rehearsed criticisms of the Strasbourg Court – that it is a ‘meddling pseudo-judiciary’ and the enforcer of a villains’ charter.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th April 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Commission publishes research on European Court of Human Rights judgments relating to UK government – Equality and Human Rights Commission

Posted April 20th, 2012 in human rights, news, statistics by sally

“Research released by the Commission at this week’s Brighton conference on the European Court of Human Rights, shows that just a tiny minority of rulings by the Strasbourg Court are against the UK government.”

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Equality and Human Rights Commission, 19th April 2012

Source: www.equalityhumanrights.com

Related link: The UK and the European Court of Human Rights (PDF)

Police anti-terrorism stop and searches cease – BBC News

Posted March 23rd, 2012 in news, police, statistics, stop and search, terrorism by tracey

“Police have ceased using anti-terrorism stop and search powers, figures from the Home Office show. Between April and September 2011 the powers, which enable police to search anyone for terrorist material in designated areas, were not used once.”

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BBC News, 22nd March 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Deaths in police custody figures ‘understated’ – BBC News

Posted January 31st, 2012 in complaints, death in custody, news, restraint, statistics by sally

“Official figures understate the number of people who die in custody after being restrained by police, a BBC investigation has found.”

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BBC News, 31st January 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

What’s wrong with the European Court of Human Rights? – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2012 in human rights, news, statistics by sally

“The prime minister goes to Strasbourg today arguing for reforms to the ECtHR claiming that it is ‘swamped’ by cases, becoming a ‘small claims court’ and needs urgent reform. Is he right?”

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The Guardian, 25th January 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bar Council and Bar Standards Board Publish ‘Bar Barometer’ Report on the Profession – The Bar Council

Posted January 19th, 2012 in barristers, news, reports, statistics by sally

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, and the Bar Standards Board (BSB), the regulator of barristers in England and Wales, have today published the first full edition of Bar Barometer, an annual report on statistical trends within the Bar.”

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The Bar Council, 18th January 2012

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Justice reform – new data published – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 13th, 2012 in civil justice, criminal justice, news, statistics by sally

“A new set of court statistics published today supports the case for a comprehensive reform programme across the justice system.”

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Ministry of Justice, 12th January 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

UK loses 3 out of 4 European human rights cases? More like 1 in 50, actually – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 13th, 2012 in human rights, news, statistics by sally

“It is rightly said that 95% of statistics are made up. Today’s (12 January) Daily Mail front page headline contained a typically exuberant statistical claim: Europe’s war on British justice: UK loses three out of four human rights cases, damning report reveals. According to journalist James Slack ‘Unelected Euro judges’ are mounting a ‘relentless attack on British laws laid down over centuries by Parliament’.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12th January 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Privacy case numbers soar – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 5th, 2011 in injunctions, news, privacy, statistics by sally

“The number of public figures using privacy arguments has more than doubled over the past year as the controversy over the use of injunctions has grown, according to research from legal publisher Sweet & Maxwell.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th December 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Inside the courts: what happens to defendants, visualised – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2011 in criminal justice, news, statistics by sally

“The criminal justice system of England and Wales sentenced over two million people in the twelve months to June this year. So, what happened to them in the courts? Thanks to the huge Ministry of Justice data releases of last week, we can now show how many people go through each leg of the system, from first appearance in magistrates’ court to sentencing in Crown court. This is the solar system of criminal justice. Click the circles below to see how it works.”

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The Guardian, 28th November 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Race variation in jail sentences, study suggests – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2011 in minorities, news, sentencing, statistics by sally

“Offenders from ethnic minorities are more likely than their white counterparts to be sentenced to prison for certain categories of crimes, according to an analysis of more than one million court records.”

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The Guardian, 26th November 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Local authorities report more than 1000 personal data breaches in last three years – OUT-LAW.com

“Local authorities in the UK have collectively lost personal data on at least 1035 occasions in the past three years, a privacy group has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th November 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Extent of injuries to children in private jails revealed – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2011 in children, news, personal injuries, prisons, statistics, young offenders by sally

“Serious injuries or other life-threatening warning signs have been detected on 285 occasions when children have been physically restrained in privately run jails over the past five years, according to Ministry of Justice figures.”

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Truancy laws caught 12,000 parents last year – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2011 in fines, news, parental responsibility, sentencing, statistics, truancy by tracey

“Nearly 12,000 parents were prosecuted and 25 given prison sentences because of their children’s truancy from school last year, figures show. The longest jail sentence imposed on a parent was 90 days, according to the Ministry of Justice . A total of 11,757 parents were prosecuted for failing to ensure their child’s attendance at school, up from 11,188 the year before.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

No court ‘for some serious crimes’, FOI request shows – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2011 in news, police, prosecutions, statistics by sally

“Offenders behind serious crimes such as sex assault and use of indecent images of children were punished without going to court, police figures show.”

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BBC News, 6th November 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Crown Court Sentencing Survey – first results published – Sentencing Council

Posted October 18th, 2011 in Crown Court, news, reports, sentencing, statistics by sally

“The Sentencing Council has published a report with results from the Crown Court Sentencing Survey, an ongoing data collection exercise of sentencing decisions made in the Crown Court that is required for the Council to comply with the terms of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.

The report presents the findings of the first six months of the survey. It can be accessed here.”

Sentencing Council, 18th October 2011

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Advertising watchdog will report record complaint figures following extension of its remit – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 6th, 2011 in advertising, complaints, internet, news, statistics by sally

“The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has said that it is set to report record annual complaints figures as a result of changes to its responsibilities earlier this year. It said that almost one third of complaints are now about online advertising falling under its extended remit.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th October 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

A formula for justice – The Guardian

Posted October 3rd, 2011 in evidence, news, statistics by sally

“Bayes’ theorem is a mathematical equation used in court cases to analyse statistical evidence. But a judge has ruled it can no longer be used. Will it result in more miscarriages of justice?”

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk