Key Quotes - Crime

Key Quotes - Crime

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Last update: Thursday 18th April
 
Public confidence in the police has been “severely dented” as forces struggle to deliver an effective service, a Commons committee has warned. It is taking longer to charge suspects, fewer arrests are being made and neighbourhood presences have been stripped back, MPs said. Falls in funding and staffing levels have left constabularies under “increasing strain”, according to the worrying report from the Public Accounts Committee.
CrimeThe Sentinel – 8th November 2018
 
Acts of violence against members of the clergy are on the rise, a new Government-funded survey has revealed. In the last two years, one in ten members of the Church of England clergy have been the victim of violent behaviour, with the same proportion saying they are experiencing more problems than two years ago.
CrimeThe Christian Institute - 4th January 2019
 
The impact of terrorist attacks on mental well-being may be less significant than thought, researchers say. A study published in The Lancet Psychiatry reviewed more than 400 research articles studying the association between acts of terrorism and mental health. It concluded terrorism does not increase post-traumatic stress disorder more than any other distressing events.
CrimeThe Sentinel – 18th October 2018
 
55 per cent of victims of crime in England and Wales say the justice system failed to meet their needs, and only 25 per cent felt they were properly supported after reporting incidents to the police. Two-thirds of victims were left unaware of their rights. 20 per cent said they were not referred to support services and 43 per cent were not notified of developments like a perpetrator being arrested. Victim Support / The Independent.
CrimeThe Week – 11th August 2018
 
Research by the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation shows that from 2014 to 2016 the annual number of honour-based violent offenses against girls and women reported to the police in Britain rose by 53 per cent to 5,105, yet only 5 per cent were referred to the Crown Prosecution Services (CPS).
CrimeSword – September/October 2018
 
The proportion of Britons who “disagree strongly” that it is safe to talk on a handheld mobile phone while driving has reached its highest level since current records began, new research shows. Some 70% of people said they are firmly against the practice, according to the annual British Social Attitudes survey which holds data on the topic going back to 2006, comparing with just 56% in 2007.
CrimeThe Sentinel - 13th July 2018
 
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 introduced a statutory defence – Section 45 - for victims of modern slavery who were compelled to commit a criminal offence. Yet research from the Prison Reform Trust confirms that victims of modern slavery continue to be prosecuted for crimes they were forced to commit. The report studied 585 foreign national prisoners between February 2013 and March 2017 and 45 of those were identified as victims or potential victims of human trafficking.
CrimeCARE - 20th September
 
Spice, which can cause users to freeze and experience psychotic episodes, is destroying lives and communities, critics say. Formerly a ‘legal high’, the synthetic cannabinoid is now a Class B drug – meaning users face five years in prison and an unlimited fine.
CrimeThe Christian Institute - 17th September 2018
 
Dog attacks remain a “major concern” for postal workers after almost 2,300 incidents were reported last year, new figures show. The Royal Mail revealed that, although the total number of attacks fell by 8%, there were increases in several areas of the country. Postal workers bitten by dogs have been left with permanent and disabling injuries, with more than 44 attacks every week despite years of campaigns aimed at protecting employees.
CrimeThe Sentinel – 25th June 2018
 
An estimated 45.8 million people are trapped in forms of modern slavery worldwide. These include an estimated 11,700 in the UK.
CrimeChurch Times - 1 June 2018
 
There has been a sharp rise in the number of prosecutions for modern slavery, according to the latest figures, but conviction rates have stalled. In total, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) received 355 referrals from the police and other agencies in the financial year 2017/18 – the highest figure ever recorded.
CrimeCARE - 10th August 2018
 
New research from the Home Office revealed in July that the cost of modern slavery in the UK could be as high as £4.3 billion annually, an average of just under £330,000 per victim. This estimate is contained in an analysis of three forms of modern slavery – labour exploitation, domestic servitude and sexual exploitation.
CrimeEvangelicals Now – September 2018
 
New research from the Home Office has revealed the cost of modern slavery in the UK could be as high as £4.3billion annually, an average of just under £330,000 per victim. This is the first ever estimate of the cost and is contained in an analysis of three forms of modern slavery – labour exploitation, domestic servitude and sexual exploitation.
CrimeCARE - 31st July 2018
 
YouTube has deleted just over half of the music videos Scotland Yard has asked to be taken down because they incite violence, according to police figures.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has blamed social media for fuelling a surge in murders in London, singling out the ‘drill genre’ of rap music for glamourising violent crime.
Drill videos easily able to view online feature hooded and masked gangs threatening each other with violent lyrics, gestures and hand signals, with some attracting millions of views.
CrimeThe Sentinel - 29 May 2018
 
The Global Slavery Index Report was published this week by the Walk Free Foundation...40.3 million people were living in modern slavery in 2016, seventy per cent of whom were women and girls.
CrimeCARE Impact Direct - 20th July 2018
 
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