Key Quotes - Crime

Key Quotes - Crime

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Last update: Friday 15th December
 
The Guardian reports that police in England and Wales are investigating underage ‘sexting’ offences at a rate of 17 per day. The number of cases is rising, with latest figures having increased by a third on the previous year. Police say the youngest children involved were aged 10, with girls more likely to be victims.
CrimeChristian Concern - 10th November 2017
 
Crimes of a sexual nature committed over the internet have significantly increased in Scotland over the past three years, new figures reveal. Research commissioned by Justice Secretary Michael Matheson MSP found a 50 per cent rise in sexual crimes in the category that includes ‘cybercrimes’, from 2,901 in 2013/2014 to 4,360 in 2016/2017.
CrimeThe Christian Institute - 6th October 2017
 
The number of human trafficking cases referred for prosecution has hit a record high, amid a “worrying” decline in conviction rates, figures show...A report by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) this week revealed that the volume of cases police have referred for prosecution rose by 10 per cent in the last year, from 246 in 2015-16 to 271 in 2016-17 – the highest volume ever recorded.
CrimeIndependent - 11th October 2017
 
Reports of child sex abuse committed by other children have rocketed by 71 per cent in four years – with experts blaming the rise of online porn. Data released under the Freedom of Information Act shows the number of ‘peer-on-peer’ offences reported to police among under-18s rose from 4,603 in 2013 to 7,866 last year. Among under-tens, the figure has more than doubled in some areas.
CrimeMail Online - 9th October 2017
 
There are more internet searches for jihadist material originating from the UK than from any other European country, according to research published this week by think-tank Policy Exchange.
CrimeChristian Concern - 22nd September 2017
 
Online pornography is being blamed for a record number of sex crimes by under-18s in Scotland. A total of 407 people were reported for rape, attempted rape, sexual assault or other sex crimes in 2015/16. That included 48 under-16s charged with rape or attempted rape.
CrimeCARE Impact Direct (The Herald) - 8th September 2017
 
Yesterday the National Crime Agency released figures showing there are currently more than 300 live policing operations targeting modern slavery in the UK. It said previous estimates of 10,000-13,000 victims in the UK were found to be the ‘tip of the iceberg’.
CrimeCARE Impact Direct - 11th August 2017
 
In the past year 28 per cent of drivers aged 25 to 34 admit to sending or reading a text or instant message while driving several times a week. Those aged 18 to 24 aren’t much better - 12 per cent of that age group can’t leave their phones alone at the wheel either. Yet latest figures show that, far from putting an end to drivers’ bad habits, more than 200 drivers a day are still being caught with phones in their hands. In the four weeks after the new punishments were introduced, police captured some 6,000 drivers still using their mobiles.
CrimeThe Sentinel - May 30th 2017
 
At the time of writing 16 children and teenagers have been killed in knife attacks across the UK since the start of 2017. If the current rate of death continues, the numbers for 2017 will surpass killings last year.
In 2016, knife crime went up by 24 percent in London with figures showing three people were killed or seriously injured in stabbings on the streets of the capital every day. The statistics from the Metropolitan Police showed 60 people were stabbed to death with a further 1,159 sustaining serious injuries. Meanwhile, data from 32 police forces show that 2,579 were seized at primary and secondary schools in England and Wales between April 2016 and the beginning of 2017.
CrimeYouth and Children’s Work - June 2017
 
In Staffordshire domestic abuse has risen by 18 per cent in the last 12 months – with more than 13,000 crimes reported.
CrimeThe Sentinel – 27th February 2017
 
As many as 25% of 'Islamophobic hate crimes' recorded by the Metropolitan Police are crimes committed against non-Muslims or people of unknown faith. Freedom of Information inquiries made by Hardeep Singh of the Network of Sikh Organisations show that of the 1,277 incidents of 'Islamophobic hate crime' last year, only 912 victims were Muslims. Bizarrely, 43 Christians and two Jews were recorded as victims of 'Islamophobic hate crime'.
CrimeChristian Concern - 17th March 2017
 
Newly released statistics show that there were nearly 5,500 newly reported cases of FGM in the UK in 2016. Although the practice has been illegal in the UK for over 30 years, there has yet to be a single conviction for carrying out FGM.
CrimeChristian Concern - 17th March 2017
 
12% of children (aged 10 to 15) were victims of crime in 2016.
Crime(The Crime Survey for England and Wales) and Youth and Children’s Work - March 2017
 
During 2016 a blade was used in a crime in the UK every 16 minutes and knife crime in Scotland soared by ten percent. Records show a rise of 45 percent over three years in knife crime victims who are under 18 as well as a rise in the number of young perpetrators. There has also been an increase in the number of young people aged 10 to 15 reporting knowing someone who carries a knife.
CrimeYouth and Children’s Work - March 2017
 
Recorded cases of children committing sexual offences against other children rocketed by 78 per cent in England and Wales between 2013 and 2016 according to Barnardo’s research. In total, there were 32,452 reports to police of alleged sexual offences by children on other children over the four year period – an average of more than 22 every day.
CrimeYouth and Children’s Work - March 2017
 
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