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Crime falls 14% in England and Wales to reach lowest level in 33 years

Crime falls 14% in England and Wales to reach lowest level in 33 years | Crime Times | Scoop.it
Authoritative crime survey of England and Wales finds 20% drop in violent crime, 17% fall in criminal damage and 10% fall in theftA record 14% fall in the last 12 months has taken crime levels in England and Wales to their lowest level for 33...
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Neighbourhood Watch group urges residents to dig ditches or barricade properties ahead of Tour de France

Neighbourhood Watch group urges residents to dig ditches or barricade properties ahead of Tour de France | Crime Times | Scoop.it
POLICE have distanced themselves from advice suggesting residents should consider digging trenches or erecting barricades in front of their properties to prevent a crime wave when the Tour de France comes to North Yorkshire.
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Ministry of Justice recruits reserve prison officers - BBC News

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Ministry of Justice recruits reserve prison officers
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The government has started recruiting a reserve force of prison officers for England and Wales, the BBC has learned.
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Yarl's Wood: deported asylum seekers to give evidence to parliament

Yarl's Wood: deported asylum seekers to give evidence to parliament | Crime Times | Scoop.it
Women once held in Yarl's Wood will give evidence including allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour by guardsDeported asylum seekers who have made allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour by staff at the Yarl's Wood detention centre are...
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Massive fall in crime at major rock music event - Burton Mail

Massive fall in crime at major rock music event - Burton Mail | Crime Times | Scoop.it
Massive fall in crime at major rock music event
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POLICE in Leicestershire are pleased to report a 70 per cent reduction in crime at this year's Download music festival in Castle Donington.
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Women more vulnerable to Islamophobia: Traditional dress makes wearer 'visibly Muslim' and a soft target for abuse, say researchers

Women more vulnerable to Islamophobia: Traditional dress makes wearer 'visibly Muslim' and a soft target for abuse, say researchers | Crime Times | Scoop.it
Muslim women are more likely to fall victim to Islamophobic hate crimes than men, with many of the attacks "opportunistic" and provoked by hostility to traditional dress, a new study has found.
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Doreen Lawrence: Police still do not take racism seriously - Telegraph.co.uk

Doreen Lawrence: Police still do not take racism seriously - Telegraph.co.uk | Crime Times | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Doreen Lawrence: Police still do not take racism seriously Telegraph.co.uk He was taken away from her in the most brutal way, only for his memory to be desecrated by a corrupt police force who, in the months after his death, spied...
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Nuneaton and Bedworth crime rise after lights switch-off - Nuneaton News

Nuneaton and Bedworth crime rise after lights switch-off - Nuneaton News | Crime Times | Scoop.it
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In fact, Nuneaton and Bedworth is the only district in the county to see two types of crime rise since before the switch-off.
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Yvette Cooper warns of a public services crisis if the Tories win in 2015

Yvette Cooper warns of a public services crisis if the Tories win in 2015 | Crime Times | Scoop.it
The shadow home secretary will tell the Fabian Society that public services should mean empowerment and opportunitiesThe NHS, police, education system and social care are at risk of an "existential crisis" within the next five years if the...
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U-turn: Police will consider criminal inquiry into Wonga over fake legal letters

U-turn: Police will consider criminal inquiry into Wonga over fake legal letters | Crime Times | Scoop.it
Police made a U-turn to night over Wonga’s fake legal letters scandal, declaring that they are now considering a criminal investigation.
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Defending the indefensible? Lawyers on representing clients accused of nightmarish crimes

Defending the indefensible? Lawyers on representing clients accused of nightmarish crimes | Crime Times | Scoop.it
Rory Carroll and Simon Hattenstone talk to the lawyers who've taken on some of the toughest cases Continue reading...
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Spend money on crime prevention instead of prisons, Chris Grayling told - The Independent

Spend money on crime prevention instead of prisons, Chris Grayling told - The Independent | Crime Times | Scoop.it
The Independent Spend money on crime prevention instead of prisons, Chris Grayling told The Independent In a report published today, the committee said violent crime, 44 per cent of which is drink-related, costs Britain almost £30bn a year, while...
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World Cup: armchair drinkers face police crackdown with early ...

World Cup: armchair drinkers face police crackdown with early ... | Crime Times | Scoop.it
Football fans in the ELL area could pay the penalty if they drive the morning after a boozy night watching the World Cup in the remaining weeks of the tournament. Police will be patrolling junctions across the four ELL ...
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Former criminal with more than 50 convictions gets degree in criminology - Mirror.co.uk

Former criminal with more than 50 convictions gets degree in criminology - Mirror.co.uk | Crime Times | Scoop.it
Mirror.co.uk Former criminal with more than 50 convictions gets degree in criminology Mirror.co.uk A 25-year-old woman with more than 50 convictions has turned her life around to graduate from university with a first class degree in criminology...
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Spat on & attacked: Disabled victim of violence urges other hate crime victims ... - Scottish Daily Record

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Government should stop inventing new crimes, says justice minister Simon ... - The Independent

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Rising jail population jeopardising safety

Rising jail population jeopardising safety | Crime Times | Scoop.it
Watchdogs voice safety concerns over overcrowding, after HMP Bristol inmate was kicked unconscious and left in a comaFears that a rising prison population is jeopardising safety in the nation's jails has intensified after it emerged that an inmate...
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New drive launched against hate crime - Belfast Telegraph

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The campaign calls on all individuals, groups and communities to unite in stamping out hate crime.
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Swinging sixties leads to pensioners supplying alcohol to youngsters

Swinging sixties leads to pensioners supplying alcohol to youngsters | Crime Times | Scoop.it
GRANDPARENTS are among the biggest suppliers of alcohol to teenage drinkers, authorities say.
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Frontline police complain of staff shortages and 'near misses' - The Courier

Frontline police complain of staff shortages and 'near misses' - The Courier | Crime Times | Scoop.it
The Courier Frontline police complain of staff shortages and 'near misses' The Courier The note, sent to members of the Scottish Police Federation by North Area chairman David Hamilton, said: “It will come as no surprise to you to know that our...
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Which UK Universities Are In The Highest Crime Rate Areas - Clue, They're All ... - Huffington Post UK

Which UK Universities Are In The Highest Crime Rate Areas - Clue, They're All ... - Huffington Post UK | Crime Times | Scoop.it
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Young offenders face strict lights-out by 10.30pm, TV-off regime from August

Young offenders face strict lights-out by 10.30pm, TV-off regime from August | Crime Times | Scoop.it
The aim is to impose stricter discipline and to prevent 15-17-year-olds watching programmes all night, says Chris GraylingYoung offenders will have their cell lights and televisions turned off at 10.30pm sharp to enforce earlier bed times, the...
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Scams, scareware and threats: how online hackers tap into your worst fears

Scams, scareware and threats: how online hackers tap into your worst fears | Crime Times | Scoop.it
The latest dirty tricks involve sending emails saying you've got cancer to threatening to spread rumours that you're a paedophileThe timing of the email diagnosing cancer was just right.
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Drive launched to tackle hate crime - Belfast Telegraph

Drive launched to tackle hate crime - Belfast Telegraph | Crime Times | Scoop.it
Belfast Telegraph Drive launched to tackle hate crime Belfast Telegraph "Belfast City Council is fully committed to supporting the Unite Against Hate campaign, and I would like to personally thank all of those here today who are working so hard to...
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'Free runners' putting lives and heritage at risk - police - Durham Times

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POLICE fear so-called 'free runners' climbing ancient buildings could seriously injure themselves and damage the region's historic treasures.
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