Key Quotes - Crime

Key Quotes - Crime

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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
 
Cannabis possession warnings and fixed penalty notices have more than halved in a four-year period, according to troubling new figures. The Times reported that figures from the Ministry of Justice found that the number of cannabis warnings fell from 72,172 in 2012 to 35,343 in 2016. In the same period, the total number of £80 fixed penalty notices for possession fell from 16,074 to 6,915.
CrimeThe Christian Institute - 24th February 2017
 
Campaigners have called on the Scottish Government to introduce a ban on drug-driving following the publication of an alarming new study. Research in the Forensic Science International journal found there were as many motorists’ deaths relating to cannabis use as alcohol use between 2012 and 2015 in Scotland. One in five drivers killed in road accidents tested positive for cannabis during the period.
CrimeThe Christian Institute - 10th February 2017
 
Child-on-child sex offences have significantly increased over the past four years, new figures have revealed. In England and Wales there was a 78 per cent increase in reported offences, with 9,290 in 2016 compared to 5,215 in 2013.
CrimeThe Christian Institute - 10th February 2017
 
Hospital staff in Wales were physically attacked more than 18,000 times while at work, figures from the last five years have revealed. The data showed that there were also 11,000 verbal assaults.
CrimeThe Sentinel – 28th December 2016
 
The NSPCC warned recently that the internet has become a ‘playground for paedophiles’, saying that young people contacting its Childline telephone help service were reporting increasing incidents of online abuse and grooming. Counselling sessions for children worried about online abuse increased by 24% in the last year, with issues including sexual harassment and pressure to share or engage in explicit material online.
CrimeMediawatch-UK - Autumn 2016
 
The UK’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is failing to prosecute honour crime for fear of causing unrest in what has been called ‘the Asian community’, claims a ‘whistleblower’ in Scotland Yard, it was reported in early November.
CrimeEvangelicals Now - December 2016
 
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