Key Quotes - Crime

Key Quotes - Crime

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Last update: Wednesday 26th September
 
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
 
A quarter of shops sell knives to under-age children, research suggests. Figures from retail age checking company Serve Legal showed that shop workers failed to check the age of mystery shoppers buying a knife in 26% of 2,357 test sales in 2017.
CrimeThe Sentinel - 16 May 2018
 
Hundreds, if not thousands, of Irish people are unaware that their parents are not their birth parents after the uncovering of a scandal in which adoption societies, from at least the 1940s until 1969, incorrectly registered births when they gave or sold “illegitimate” children to adoptive parents.
CrimeChurch Times - 22 June 2018
 
Pakistan-based charities reported in early May that hundreds of newborn babies have been found dead in garbage piles in Pakistan over the last year, with 99% of the dead infants being females, due to a cultural preference for male children.
According to the Edhi Foundation and Chhipa Welfare organisation, at least 345 babies have been found in garbage piles in Karachi between January 2017 and April 2018.
CrimeEvangelicals Now - July 2018
 
A smoking ban has been identified as a factor behind a sharp rise in violence at one of Britain’s oldest jails, according to an inspection report. Senior staff at HMP Leicester also attributed a spike in assaults to an influx of younger inmates and the availability of drugs.
CrimeThe Sentinel - 31 May 2018
 
A new report published today by Every Child Protected Against Trafficking (ECPAT UK)...highlights the high numbers of children being identified as possible victims of trafficking: In 2017 2,118 children referred into the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), the current system for identifying victims of trafficking and modern slavery. Children made up nearly half (41%) of the total number of suspected trafficking victims in 2017, and the number of children suspected of trafficking rose by 66% compared to the previous year.
CrimeCARE - 22nd June 2018
 
Figures published in January showed police recorded 37,443 offences involving knife or sharp instrument in the year ending September 2017 – a 21% increase compared with the previous year and the highest tally since comparable records started in the 12 months to march 2011.
CrimeThe Sentinel - 4th April 2018
 
Sex trafficking is taking place on an “industrial scale” across England and Wales as the government’s strategy for tackling the issue fails to deliver, new research claims. A report finds so-called “pop-up brothels” – premises rented for short periods of time to sexually exploit women – are widespread, with hundreds of vulnerable women, predominantly from Eastern Europe, being supplied by trafficking gangs into residential properties in order to be sexually exploited by British men.
CrimeIndependent - 20th May 2018
 
There were 37,443 recorded knife offences in the year up to September 2017. Four teenagers were stabbed to death on New Year’s Eve alone, bringing the total number of deaths to 80 in 2017.
CrimePremier Youth and Children’s Work – April 2018 (oxygen-online.org)
 
In France, sex with children under 15 is to be classed as rape, irrespective of ‘consent’. The move came following public outrage at the acquittal of a man accused of raping an 11-year-old girl. It will give more protection to 13 and 14-year-olds than UK law.
CrimeThe Christian Institute – Spring 2018
 
The number of motorists caught using a mobile phone illegally has almost halved since penalties for offenders were doubled, figures show. Around 39,000 fixed penalty notices were issued to drivers between March and December last year compared with 74,000 during the same period in 2016, according to police data.
CrimeThe Sentinel – 1 March 2018
 
Online porn is to blame for a record number of sex crimes by under-18s in Scotland, an addiction charity said in late 2017. A total of 407 minors were reported for rape, attempted rape, sexual assault or other sex crimes. This number included 48 people under the age of 16.
CrimeEvangelicals Now – February 2018
 
One in four female modern slavery survivors in the UK are pregnant when they escape from their captors, prompting urgent calls for the Government to better protect vulnerable victims in the aftermath of their ordeal. The main organisation supporting victims of modern slavery in London has revealed the majority of these women are routinely unable to access vital support with their pregnancy, with two thirds not receiving antenatal care until they are over seven months pregnant.
CrimeCARE Impact Direct - 9th March 2018 (Independent)
 
Surges in knife and gun offences have helped fuel a rise in police-recorded crime. Figures showed forces in England and Wales logged a total of 5.3 million crimes from September 2016 to 2017, up by 14 per cent on the previous year. As well as firearms and knife offences, there were also rises in records of burglary, robbery, sexual crimes, and car theft.
CrimeThe Sentinel – 26 January 2018
 
The number of UK drivers attending retraining courses after committing a motoring offence reached a record 1.4 million last year, figures show. Speed awareness courses were by far the most common with 1.2 million attendees, according to the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme. The money police forces receive from each driver who completes these courses jumped from £35 to £45 in September, meaning constabularies collect around £54 million each year.
CrimeThe Sentinel – 15 January 2018
 
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