Gay asylum claims not being counted despite pledge, admit ministers – The Guardian

Posted May 3rd, 2011 in asylum, deportation, homosexuality, news, statistics by sally

“Ministers have admitted they are failing to collect data on the number of people who claim or are refused asylum on the basis of their sexuality, despite a government promise not to deport lesbians and gay men at risk of persecution.”

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The Guardian, 1st May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Government loses abortion battle – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2011 in abortion, freedom of information, government departments, news, statistics by sally

“The Department of Health has lost a court battle to keep secret some details on abortion statistics.”

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BBC News, 20th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ruling on late abortion figures challenged in court – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 18th, 2011 in abortion, freedom of information, government departments, news, statistics by sally

“The Department of Health is making a High Court challenge today to stop figures being published on the number of late abortions on ‘less than perfect’ foetuses with physical abnormalities, including cleft palate and club foot.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Law Society report reveals partner promotions still fail to reflect rising tide of female lawyers – Legal Week

Posted April 14th, 2011 in news, solicitors, statistics, women by sally

“The latest annual statistical report from The Law Society has confirmed the extent to which law firms have so far failed to react to the increase in women in the profession, with the number of female solicitors nearly doubling over the last 10 years.”

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Legal Week, 14th April 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com

Bar Barometer: statistical report – Bar Standards Board

Posted March 23rd, 2011 in barristers, news, statistics by sally

“The BSB and Bar Council have issued the first Bar Barometer publication, an annual report on statistical trends within the Bar. The Bar Barometer focuses on figures relating to the profile of the profession and those in the training stages over the past five years.”

Bar Barometer (statistical report)

Bar Standards Board, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Legal aid cuts: misleading statistics from the MoJ – The Guardian

Posted March 21st, 2011 in budgets, legal aid, news, statistics by sally

“LAG believes that the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has been guilty of playing rather fast and loose in its interpretation of the figures on the impact of the proposed civil legal aid cuts.”

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The Guardian, 18th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Adult and juvenile reoffending statistics 2009 – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 17th, 2011 in Ministry of Justice, news, recidivists, statistics, young offenders by sally

“Adult and juvenile reoffending statistics for 2009 were published by the Ministry of Justice today, showing a fall in re-offending by adults and juveniles.”

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Ministry of Justice, 17th March 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Classifying offenders could lead to criminal justice revolution – The Guardian

Posted March 2nd, 2011 in budgets, criminal justice, news, statistics by sally

“Imagine being able to predict which offenders will go on to commit serious crimes. Juliet Rix on a new system that could have a drastic impact on the justice system.”

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Stop and search numbers fall after change to counterterrorism powers – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2011 in news, statistics, stop and search, terrorism by sally

“The number of stops and searches by police under controversial counterterrorism laws has fallen sharply since the government curtailed the scope of the powers.”

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The Guardian, 24th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Online crime maps for all streets in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted February 1st, 2011 in crime, internet, news, statistics by sally

“Detailed maps providing a monthly snapshot of crime and antisocial behaviour on every street across England and Wales are published for the first time today.”

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The Guardian, 1st February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Firms set to be forced to publish diversity data – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 15th, 2010 in barristers, barristers' clerks, diversity, law firms, news, statistics by sally

“Law firms and barristers’ chambers will be forced to publish data about the diversity of their legal staff, under plans unveiled by the Legal Services Board today.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th December 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Making criminal justice statistics more transparent – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 18th, 2010 in consultations, criminal justice, news, statistics by sally

“Making criminal justice statistics more transparent and user friendly is the aim of a consultation launched today (17 November).”

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Ministry of Justice, 17th November 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Black people six times more likely to face drug arrest – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2010 in criminal justice, drug offences, minorities, news, statistics by sally

“Black people are six times more likely to be arrested than white people for drug offences and 11 times more likely to be imprisoned, according to new research claiming to show the racial bias of the criminal justice system.”

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The Guardian, 31st October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

High Court defamation claims soar – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 11th, 2010 in defamation, news, statistics by sally

“The number of High Court defamation claims has risen to the highest level since the Woolf reforms, figures have shown.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 11th October 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

New research shows 16% rise in court appearances by FTSE 100 companies – Legal Week

Posted October 5th, 2010 in news, statistics by sally

“The number of court appearances by FTSE 100 companies has jumped by 16% over the last year, according to new research.”

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Legal Week, 4th October 2010

Source: www.legalweek.com

Attorney general eases up on bar diversity stats – The Lawyer

Posted October 4th, 2010 in barristers, equality, news, statistics by sally

“The attorney general’s office has dropped demands on bar members of the Treasury Solicitor Panel of Counsel to disclose equality and diversity credentials.”

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The Lawyer, 4th October 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Terror laws overused by police, research suggests – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 16th, 2010 in news, statistics, terrorism by sally

“Less than 4% of people arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 were convicted of terrorism-related offences in 2009, new research has found.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th August 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Anti-terrorism law arrests fail to secure convictions – The Independent

Posted August 13th, 2010 in news, statistics, terrorism by sally

“Just one person in eight arrested under anti-terror laws is eventually found guilty and the proportion was even lower last year, new research has disclosed.”

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The Independent, 13th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Attorney General reports on Unduly Lenient Sentences examined in 2009 – Attorney General’s Office

Posted July 27th, 2010 in attorney general, news, reports, sentencing, statistics by sally

“Figures released today by the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) show that in 2009, 71% of the 108 sentences referred by the Law Officers and considered by the Court of Appeal were deemed unduly lenient and 66% of offenders – 71 – had their sentences increased.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 27th July 2010

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

New arrests data for veterans reveals ‘massive problem’ – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2010 in armed forces, crime, news, statistics, violence by sally

“Thousands of former military personnel are being arrested in Britain each month, many for violent crimes, new figures obtained by the Guardian suggest.”

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The Guardian, 13th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk