Youth crime ‘up by two thirds in 10 years’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 7th, 2008 in crime, news, statistics, young offenders by sally

“The number of children and teenagers regularly committing crimes has soared since Labour came to power.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th April 2008

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Police criminalising young to hit targets, says charity – The Guardian

Posted April 3rd, 2008 in news, police, statistics, young offenders by sally

“A police drive aimed at thousands of low-level teenage offenders lies behind an apparent surge in youth crime figures, according to an analysis published today. Police figures suggest reported minor offences by young people soared by 38.9% from 2003-2006, and detected serious offences rose by 19%.”

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Murder rate falls for fifth successive year, but concern over ‘hidden’ family violence – The Guardian

Posted February 1st, 2008 in domestic violence, murder, news, statistics by sally

“The number of children murdered by their parents has risen by about one-third in the past year, from 24 to 33 victims, according to the latest Home Office homicide figures published yesterday. The figures reveal that this ‘hidden’ crime of parental child murder overshadows the highly publicised murders in which five under-16s were shot dead and a further four children were stabbed to death.”

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The Guardian, 1st February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Latest statistics – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 31st, 2008 in criminal justice, news, statistics by sally

“Details of the latest statistical updates, including statistics on the population in custody, end of custody licence releases, probation, sentencing, and women and the criminal justice system.”

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Ministry of Justice, 31st Janaury 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Gun crime rises, while overall crime falls, Home Office says – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2008 in crime, news, statistics by sally

“The fall in crime in England and Wales is accelerating, with a 9% drop recorded by the police, according to Home Office quarterly crime figures published today.”

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The Guardian, 24th January 2008

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Long-hours working on the rise again in UK – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2007 in news, statistics, working time by sally

“A culture of working long hours is on the rise once more in the UK after a decade of gradual decline, according to figures today. More than one in eight of the British workforce now work more than 48 hours a week, the maximum allowed under the law unless workers agree to waive that limit.”

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The Guardian, 28th November 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Time intervals for criminal proceedings in magistrates’ courts – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 23rd, 2007 in criminal justice, magistrates, press releases, statistics by sally

“Quarterly National Statistics release presenting results from a 1-week survey of criminal cases completed in the Magistrates’ courts. ”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd November 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Civil cases surge 25% to post-Woolf high – Legal Week

Posted November 21st, 2007 in courts, news, statistics by sally

“The number of civil cases launched in the High Court has jumped by 25% in a year – reaching its highest level since the advent of the Woolf Reforms in 1999.”

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Legal Week, 20th November 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com

Targets ‘let dangerous criminals escape net’ – The Times

Posted November 13th, 2007 in crime, news, police, statistics by sally

“Police are neglecting to tackle serious, violent crimes and focusing instead on more minor offences as they strive to meet government targets, the man charged with shaping the future of policing in England and Wales has admitted.”

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The Times, 13th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Youngsters ‘call for more police’ – BBC News

Posted November 13th, 2007 in children, crime, news, police, statistics by sally

“Six out of 10 young people want more police on the streets to protect them from crime, according to a survey.”

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BBC News, 13th November 2007

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Targets ‘distort crime recording’ – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2007 in crime, news, police, statistics by sally

“Government pressure to meet targets for less serious crimes is forcing detectives off major investigations, a Police Federation report has claimed.”

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BBC News, 12th November 2007

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Crime figures show decline – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2007 in crime, news, police, statistics by sally

“Crime recorded by the police in England and Wales fell by 7% in the 12 months to June, according to Home Office figures published today.”

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The Guardian, 18th October 2007

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600 died in custody last year, report says – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 21st, 2007 in news, prisons, statistics by sally

“As many as 600 people died in custody last year in England and Wales, a new report is expected to say.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2007

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Pursue major crime, not just statistics, police are told – The Times

Posted September 12th, 2007 in crime, news, police, statistics by sally

“Police forces are pursuing minor offenders rather than tackling more serious offenders, in order to improve their performance statistics, the Home Office said yesterday.”

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The Times, 12th September 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Victims of white-collar crime ‘ignored for sake of statistics’ – The Times

Posted August 20th, 2007 in crime, news, statistics, victims by sally

“Victims of corporate crime – such as the Maxwell pensions scandal and the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International – are largely overlooked by officials because they do not fit government targets, it is claimed today.”

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The Times, 20th August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007

Posted August 1st, 2007 in legislation, registrars, statistics by sally

Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 published

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Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Number of violent attacks rises but overall crime levels stable – The Independent

Posted July 20th, 2007 in crime, news, statistics by sally

“Violent attacks increased more than 5 per cent last year, a new statistic that overshadowed a Home Office declaration yesterday that overall levels of crime remained stable.”

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The Independent, 20th July 2007

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New crime strategy being unveiled – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2007 in crime, news, statistics by sally

“A strategy to move public perception of crime into line with falling figures is due to be launched by ministers.”

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BBC News, 19th July 2007

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3m crimes a year ‘left out of official figures’ – The Guardian

Posted June 26th, 2007 in corporate manslaughter, criminal justice, news, statistics by sally

“A fresh row over the government’s crime statistics broke out last night after two criminologists said the authoritative British Crime Survey excludes 3 million offences a year.”

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The Guardian, 26th June 2007

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Met to give Terror Act stop and search figures – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2007 in news, police, statistics, stop and search by sally

“Senior police officers in London revealed yesterday that they would be publishing a quarterly breakdown of stop and search figures for the first time in response to an outcry about ‘racist’ spot checking.”

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The Guardian, 1st June 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk