The Conservative Party has been left scrambling for cover after its use of crime statistics earned it the ire of the UK Statistics Authority.
Mark Easton of the BBC has taken a swing at the Conservatives’ use of crime statistics to support David Cameron's claims of a “broken society”.
The Home Secretary, Alan Johnson, has opened up a little bit on the successful use of "innocent" DNA profiles to achieve subsequent convictions for serious crimes.
Back in September, I asked the Independent Safeguarding Authority how it had arrived at the figure of 11.3 million adults who would need to be vetted before they could be allowed regular access to children (their own excluded, naturally).
The latest data on hospital admissions for assault bring little comfort to the Home Office’s Tackling Knives Action Programme, launched in ten areas in June 2008.
The DNA database is involved in solving only 0.67 per cent of crimes, the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee were told yesterday.
People are being arrested simply so that their DNA profiles can be recorded on the national database, according to the Chairman of the Human Genetics Commission, Professor Jonathan Montgomery.
Did the Home Office ignore the advice of its own advisers over the retention of DNA profiles on the national database?
The bust-up between the Home Office and its drug advisers is the latest in a long series of incidents in which it has shown contempt for scientific advice.
“Police ignore a third of violent crime” according to a headline in The Times. Happily, they don’t.