Ed Balls, the children’s secretary, has said that parents who look after each other’s children will not have to undergo criminal record checks and take childcare courses to make their arrangements legal.
Are there really 11.3 million adults in the UK who could pose a risk to children?
The Home Office claims that violence against women and girls costs £40.1 billion a year. That’s a very big claim.
Statisticians at the Department for Children Schools and Families have been burning the midnight oil to reconcile two sets of crime statistics.
For years the Home Office and the former Lord Chancellor’s Department have misled the media about rape statistics – and allowed the media to misinform the public.
Whichever way you cut it, the Government can’t win over knife crime statistics.
Interesting article today in The Independent by Amol Rajan about why the perception of crime and its reality remain far apart. Crime falls, but the perception of crime doesn't.
Gloucestershire Police claim that the jailing of five members of a family has reduced crime rates in the county to levels not seen since the 1980s, the Daily Mail reports online.
The Home Office has published a consultation paper on its plans for retaining DNA profiles of individuals arrested for crimes but not convicted.
“Ten thousand more young people have been diverted from a life of crime” declared the Youth Justice Board (YJB) last November. How does it know?