Archive for the 'statistics' Category

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

“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

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

Full review

Judiciary of England and Wales, 11th December 2009

Source: www.judiciary.org.uk

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

“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

“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.”

http://www.hmic.gov.uk/sitecollectiondocuments/thematics/thm_20091020.pdf

Home Office, 22nd October 2009

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Violent crimes ‘wrongly classed’ – BBC News

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 9th August 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

“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.”

Full story

Judiciary of England and Wales, 4th August 2009

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Mental health killings increase – BBC News

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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.”

Full story

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

“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

“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

“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

“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.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 18th January 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

“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

“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.”

Full story

The Guardian, 6th January 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Crime maps delivered on internet – BBC News

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

Full story

BBC News, 6th January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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