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

Posted August 4th, 2009 in attorney general, news, sentencing, statistics by sally

“The Deputy Head of Criminal Justice, Lord Justice Thomas, has responded to the release of statistics today by the Attorney General’s office. The figures 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, 4th August 2009

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Mental health killings increase – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2009 in homicide, mental health, news, statistics, suicide by sally

“The number of people killed by those with a mental illness increased between 1997 and 2005, official figures show.”

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BBC News, 28th July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Complex cases surge – The Times

Posted July 20th, 2009 in fraud, news, statistics by sally

“A surge in the complexity and the number of investment scams pushed the value of UK fraud prosecutions to a record level in the first half of 2009. Seventeen fraudulent investment schemes, amounting to £321 million in all, were prosecuted in UK courts between January and June.”

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The Times, 20th July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Abortion numbers for disabilities should be kept secret: Government lawyers – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 1st, 2009 in abortion, data protection, freedom of information, news, statistics by sally

“Releasing data on the number of abortions performed for conditions like clubroot and cleft palate may cause ‘mental distress or harm’ to vulnerable women and must be kept secret, lawyers for the Department of Health have argued.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th May 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Findings on pregnant suicide open Eddie Gilfoyle case to doubt – The Times

Posted May 13th, 2009 in evidence, murder, news, statistics, suicide by sally

“Crucial new evidence has emerged that casts doubt on the conviction of a man serving a life sentence for the murder of his pregnant wife.”

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The Times, 13th May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Sentencing statistics pulled again – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 27th, 2009 in news, sentencing, statistics by sally

“Jack Straw is facing fresh ridicule after his officials were forced to pull sentencing statistics which had already been delayed once because of errors.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Straw: more jailed for knife crime – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 12th, 2009 in news, offensive weapons, sentencing, statistics by sally

“The number of immediate custodial sentences handed down for offences involving possession of a knife or other offensive weapon has gone up by almost a quarter (23%), Justice Secretary Jack Straw announced today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 12th March 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Violent criminals escaping with caution has doubled in 10 years, Ministry of Justice says – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 11th, 2009 in cautions, news, sentencing, statistics, violence by sally

“The number of violent criminals escaping with a caution has more than doubled in 10 years, new figures show.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Data on police accidents and firearms no longer sent to Home Office – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 17th, 2009 in firearms, news, police, statistics by sally

“Police will no longer have to tell the Home Office how many road accidents involve officers or when police use firearms in a controversial bid to cut red tape.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th February 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Court of Appeal contributes to public confidence in the Criminal Justice System – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted January 23rd, 2009 in appeals, criminal justice, press releases, statistics by sally

“Fewer than 1% of all convictions in the Crown Court and just 1.3% of sentences are successfully appealed in the Court of Appeal, which should increase public confidence in the criminal justice system.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 19th January 2009

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Almost a third of suspected crimes fail to reach court, Jacqui Smith admits – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 19th, 2009 in news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

“Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, told MPs at a select committee hearing that out of 550,000 cases leading to arrests last year, 160,000 were dropped.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th January 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

The smoke and mirrors behind ‘positive’ youth crime statistics – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2009 in news, statistics, young offenders by sally

“The government says the number of youths ending up in the justice system is falling – hardly surprising given the creative maths going on.”

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The Guardian, 8th January 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Home Office flouted guidelines in 10 ways over knife crime statistics – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2009 in crime, news, offensive weapons, statistics by sally

“The early release of knife crime statistics by the Home Office last month flouted new official guidelines in 10 different ways, the UK statistics authority said today.”

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The Guardian, 6th January 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Crime maps delivered on internet – BBC News

Posted January 6th, 2009 in crime, internet, news, statistics by sally

“Residents of England and Wales can now access online maps which plot recorded crime in their neighbourhood.”

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BBC News, 6th January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ministers fight to keep late abortions secret – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 8th, 2008 in abortion, data protection, news, statistics by sally

“Late abortions of ‘less than perfect’ foetuses are the subject of a secrecy row with the Government.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Summary justice’ soars as courts bypassed – The Times

Posted November 27th, 2008 in criminal justice, fines, news, penalties, statistics by sally

“Out-of-court punishments accounted for more than half of all offences dealt with by the criminal justice system last year, according to figures published today.”

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The Times, 27th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Ofsted’s child abuse report was misleading – The Observer

Posted November 24th, 2008 in child abuse, news, statistics by sally

“A ‘misleading’ figure included in a major government watchdog report has led to a false and vastly inflated picture of the numbers of children who die from abuse in England.”

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The Observer, 23rd November 2008

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk

More laws but no more order, say academics – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2008 in criminal justice, news, statistics by sally

“Criminologists said despite more than 3,000 new offences created under Labour it has only served to criminalize more people and not protect others.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Violent crime underestimated for 10 years – The Independent

Posted October 24th, 2008 in crime, news, police, statistics by sally

“Police have been under-recording the most serious violent crimes for up to a decade, the Home Office admitted, as figures revealed an apparent 22 per cent increase in incidents this year. Conservatives said the Government’s claims to have cut crime were ‘fatally undermined’ as reports of violent crimes from murders to grievous bodily harm leapt during the year to June, after officials discovered hundreds of incidents had been wrongly recorded by a string of police forces. As many as 13 forces had been recording offences of grievous bodily harm with intent in a lower category, when they should have been included in figures for the most serious offences.”

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The Independent, 24th October 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Violent crimes have been ‘under-recorded’ – The Independent

Posted October 23rd, 2008 in crime, news, statistics, violence by sally

“Some police forces have been failing to record serious violent crime properly, the Home Office said today, as it reported an increase of 22 per cent this year.”

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The Independent, 23rd October 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk