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Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 21/01/2011 - 10:59

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New figures on women killed by partners

Refuge got a few headlines before Christmas with a press release saying that homicides of women by their husbands or partners had risen from 72 in 2008 to 101 in 2009.

Sheila Bird :: Wed, 05/01/2011 - 17:04

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Anti-Social or Anti-Statistical Behaviour?

Eight police forces yesterday launched six-month trials of "what works best" in logging calls and responding to complaints about anti-social behaviour.

David Lipsey :: Tue, 21/12/2010 - 17:04

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An alarming claim

Driving to work the other day, my ear was caught by an advertisement by ADT for burglar alarms.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 13/12/2010 - 17:44

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Charities can bend the truth, too

Statistics quoted by charities should always be checked.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 25/11/2010 - 15:09

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Misrepresenting rape yet again

“A woman is raped every ten minutes” says a press release from the Department of Health today.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 22/11/2010 - 10:31

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Bent statistics on going straight

Ministers in the Coalition Government need to watch their claims more carefully.

Nigel Hawkes :: Sun, 14/11/2010 - 17:12

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Government retreats on rape anonymity

The Government has abandoned plans to grant anonymity to those (predominantly men) accused of rape.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 07/10/2010 - 17:03

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How many birdies at the Ryder Cup?

The Ryder Cup in Wales is over without any evidence of the surge in sex-trafficking predicted by a Welsh Assembly report.

Robert Whiston :: Tue, 14/09/2010 - 11:42

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Misleading claims on domestic violence in Australia

False statistics inundate our lives. They gush like a torrent from government ministries on to front pages the world over. Never, or rarely, is there enough time to check them all.

Robert Whiston and Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 02/09/2010 - 10:02

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Police face a crunch on numbers

No sooner are they in power than the Tories give us all a fright over law and order.