Fewer jail terms for knife-carriers, figures show – BBC News

Posted June 10th, 2010 in news, offensive weapons, sentencing, statistics by sally

“People convicted of knife-carrying offences are now less likely to go to jail, Ministry of Justice figures show.”

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BBC News, 10th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Children victims of half of all sex offences – BBC News

Posted June 7th, 2010 in children, news, sexual offences, statistics, victims by sally

“Almost half of all sex offences are committed against children, despite them making up just 21% of the population, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 7th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

One in four FOI requests turned down by public bodies – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 1st, 2010 in freedom of information, government departments, news, statistics by sally

“Almost one in four Freedom of Information requests are being turned down by Government departments and public bodies, and the trend is getting worse.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st May 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

How many libel cases are there? – The Guardian

Posted April 15th, 2010 in defamation, freedom of expression, news, statistics by sally

“As science writer Simon Singh wins his libel case, we look at how the numbers of proceedings have changed.”

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The Guardian, 15th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Murders committed by mentally ill ‘could be double what official figures show’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2010 in mental health, murder, news, statistics by sally

“The number of murders committed by people with mental health problems could be double what official figures show, according to research.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Record numbers of women held for violent crimes – The Independent

Posted January 29th, 2010 in news, statistics, violence, women by sally

“Record numbers of women are being arrested for violent crimes, it was revealed today (28 January).”

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The Independent, 28th January 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

DNA matches solve only a fraction of crimes, police admit – The Guardian

Posted January 6th, 2010 in crime, DNA, news, statistics by sally

“Only 33,000 of the 4.9m crimes the police recorded last year were solved as a result of a match on the national DNA database, police admitted today.”

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The Guardian, 5th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Number of crimes caught on CCTV falls by 70 per cent, Metropolitan Police admits – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 5th, 2010 in closed circuit television, crime, news, statistics by sally

“Prosecutions linked to CCTV have fallen in parts of Britain, raising questions about the true impact of the security cameras.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th January 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Deaths in prison custody 2009 – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 4th, 2010 in death in custody, news, prisons, statistics by sally

“The Ministry of Justice has announced today that there were 60 apparently self-inflicted deaths among prisoners in England and Wales in 2009.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st January 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Court of Appeal (Criminal) Review of the Legal Year 2008/2009 – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted December 11th, 2009 in courts, criminal justice, special report, statistics by sally

“Court of Appeal (Criminal) Review of the Legal Year 2008/2009.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 11th December 2009

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Court case results recording review shows error rate of 25% – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 29th, 2009 in courts, news, statistics by sally

“HM Courts Service needs to improve the accuracy of its recording of case results ‘as a matter of urgency’, a report by HM Inspectorate of Court Administration (HMICA) found last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 29th October 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

48 violent or sex offenders under supervision charged with further offences – The Guardian

“Forty-eight convicted violent or sex criminals have been charged with a further offence of murder, rape or another serious offence while under the supervision of the probation service in the last year, according to official figures published today.”

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The Guardian, 26th October 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Home Secretary’s statement on the Review of Data Quality: Most Serious Violence – Home Office

Posted October 23rd, 2009 in crime, press releases, statistics by sally

“Home Secretary Alan Johnson has released a statement on the publication of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary data quality review on most serious violence.”


Home Office, 22nd October 2009

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Violent crimes ‘wrongly classed’ – BBC News

Posted October 22nd, 2009 in crime, news, police, statistics by sally

“More than a third of violent incidents classed as ‘no crime’ have been wrongly recorded, according to HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 22nd October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Crime map to show burglary levels for every town and village – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 20th, 2009 in crime, internet, news, statistics by sally

“The public will be able to compare crime rates in every town and village in England and Wales following the launch of a new interactive map.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th October 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Chaos over statistics means another delay – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 12th, 2009 in criminal justice, news, sentencing, statistics by sally

“A ‘total shambles’ over official figures means the Government cannot say how many offenders are escaping with soft penalties and cautions.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Records of rape crime ‘distorted’ – BBC News

Posted September 21st, 2009 in news, rape, statistics by sally

“Rape claims are being left off official crime records, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 21st September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sharp fall in use signals death of the Asbo – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 19th, 2009 in ASBOs, news, statistics by sally

“The number of anti-social behaviour orders has plummeted by almost half in two years signalling the death of Labour’s flagship weapon.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Police force admits errors over intimate body search figures – The Guardian

Posted August 19th, 2009 in news, police, statistics, stop and search by sally

“A police force has been rebuked by the Home Office after admitting that its statistics for intimate body searches going back to 2000 are misleading.”

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The Guardian, 18th August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

A request to snoop on public every 60 secs – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 10th, 2009 in investigatory powers, news, statistics by sally

“Councils, police and other public bodies are seeking access to people’s private telephone and email records almost 1,400 times a day, new figures have disclosed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th August 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk