Police right not to release anonymised sex offender statistics on teachers, Tribunal rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 27th, 2011 in anonymity, freedom of information, news, sexual offences, statistics, tribunals by sally

“Police did not have to disclose anonymised data about the number of teachers investigated and charged for sexual offences as the information could have been used to identify individuals, a Information Rights Tribunal has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th September 2011

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Police forces cease recording race of people they stop – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2011 in minorities, news, police, statistics by sally

“Police forces with some of the worst records of targeting black people have decided to stop recording the ethnicity of the people their officers stop and ask to account for their movements, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2011

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Legal team delays stalling trials, new figures reveal – BBC News

Posted September 13th, 2011 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, statistics, trials by tracey

“Nearly a third of crown court hearings in the East of England which do not go ahead as planned are adjourned due to legal teams not being ready on the day of the trial, the BBC can reveal.”

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BBC News, 12th September 2011

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Statistics on court performances won’t tell the full story – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2011 in courts, news, statistics by sally

“The government’s decision to allow judgments to be broadcast from the courts of England and Wales has rather overshadowed the second part of Ken Clarke’s announcement.”

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The Guardian, 7th September 2011

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Child sex abuse convictions rise 60% in six years – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2011 in child abuse, news, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

“The number of people convicted of sex offences on children under 16 in England and Wales has increased by nearly 60% in six years. The BBC said a freedom of information request to the Ministry of Justice found that 1,363 people were convicted in 2005, while in 2010 it was 2,135. The increase is being attributed to better detection and raised awareness, it said.”

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2011

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More serial criminals let off with cautions – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 30th, 2011 in cautions, news, recidivists, statistics by sally

“Thousands of the worst serial criminals are being let off with cautions every year in a trend that has almost trebled in a decade.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th August 2011

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Revealed: the full picture of sentences handed down to rioters – The Guardian

Posted August 19th, 2011 in detention, news, sentencing, statistics, violent disorder by sally

“The courts are handing down prison sentences to convicted rioters that are on average 25% longer than normal, according to an exclusive Guardian analysis of 1,000 riot-related cases dealt with so far by magistrates.”

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The Guardian, 18th August 2011

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Prison population at record high – The Independent

Posted August 12th, 2011 in news, prisons, statistics by sally

“The prison population in England and Wales reached a record high today.”

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The Independent, 12th August 2011

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Case law on injunctions is still the preserve of the few – The Guardian

Posted August 9th, 2011 in freedom of information, injunctions, media, news, statistics by sally

“Legal data collection should happen as a matter of course. Lawyers and judges often scold the media for its representation of legal cases. ‘There are lots of judgments that have been criticised where it’s quite apparent that people haven’t read them,’ Mr Justice Eady told legal journalist Joshua Rozenberg earlier this year.”

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The Guardian, 8th August 2011

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Courts, schools and health data opened to all – The Independent

Posted August 4th, 2011 in freedom of information, internet, news, statistics by sally

“Thousands of pieces of information about public services, from warnings of delays on the railways to details of jobs landed by new graduates, will be thrown open to scrutiny under plans for a ‘transparency revolution’ announced today by the Government.”

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The Independent, 4th August 2011

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Judicial response to the publication of the Attorney General’s unduly lenient referral statistics – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted July 22nd, 2011 in criminal justice, news, sentencing, statistics by sally

“The Deputy Head of Criminal Justice, Lord Justice Thomas, has responded to the statistics released today by the Attorney General’s office. These statistics report the number of cases where the Attorney General asked the Court of Appeal to decide whether a sentence imposed by the Crown Court was unduly lenient.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 21st July 2011

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Crimes detected in England and Wales 2010/11 – Home Office

Posted July 15th, 2011 in crime, news, police, statistics by tracey

“Home Office Statistical Bulletin 11/11 presents police recorded crime statistics on the levels and trends in detections and detection rates in England & Wales for the financial year 2010/11.”

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Home Office, 14th July 2011

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Crime statistics for England & Wales: what’s happening to each offence? – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2011 in crime, news, statistics by tracey

“The new figures from the Home Office show there has been a 14% rise in domestic burglaries and a 6% rise in violent crime in the past year, according to the annual British Crime Survey for 2010/11.”

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The Guardian, 14th July 2011

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Court ruling prompts late abortion data release – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2011 in abortion, freedom of information, news, statistics by sally

“The government has published data on the number of late abortions carried out in England and Wales, after the High Court ordered it to do so.”

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BBC News, 4th July 2011

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Judicial Committee of the Privy Council appeals and average costs: get the data – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2011 in appeals, news, Privy Council, statistics by tracey

“As Caribbean countries press for limitations on the judiciary power of the Privy Council, we take a look at appeals figures by oversea countries.”

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The Guardian, 13th June 2011

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Drugs and the law: state of confusion – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2011 in drug abuse, news, statistics by sally

“Forty years after the introduction of the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act, more than 2.8 million people report using illicit drugs every year in England and Wales. While cannabis remains overwhelmingly the most popular, this Home Office total also includes 800,000 mainly young adults who put the country at the top of the European league table for powder cocaine use.”

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2011

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Just one criminal jailed for every 93 crimes – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 26th, 2011 in criminal justice, news, sentencing, statistics by sally

“Just one criminal is jailed for every 93 offences committed, figures showed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th May 2011

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Eight years average term for rape – The Independent

Posted May 26th, 2011 in news, rape, sentencing, statistics by sally

“One in seven rapists is sentenced to four years or less in jail, figures showed today.”

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The Independent, 26th May 2011

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NSPCC says child sex abuse has risen to 64 crimes a day – BBC News

Posted May 26th, 2011 in child abuse, news, sexual offences, statistics by sally

“At least 64 children are sexually abused every day in England and Wales, figures obtained by the NSPCC suggest.”

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BBC News, 26th May 2011

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Massive fall in child abuse deaths linked to new protection policies – The Independent

Posted May 5th, 2011 in child abuse, news, social services, statistics by sally

“Child deaths from abuse have fallen dramatically over the past 30 years, new figures show. With social workers frequently vilified after the death of a child at the hands of adult guardians, the findings – published in Archives of Disease in Childhood – act as tribute to the success of child protection policies and those who implement them.”

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The Independent, 5th May 2011

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