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Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 12/07/2011 - 13:38

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Home Office keeps the lid on DNA-retention analysis

The Home Office is refusing to publish a report it commissioned on the retention policy of the DNA database.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 13/06/2011 - 11:19

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More hot air on the DNA database

Nigel Hawkes and Sheila Bird :: Fri, 25/03/2011 - 16:56

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DNA profiles: another police scare story

On Monday, senior policemen giving evidence to the House of Commons Committee examining the Protection of Freedoms Bill said that 1,000 crimes a year would go undete

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 18/03/2011 - 14:27

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Shock! Boris Johnson guilty of minor offence

Boris Johnson, the London Mayor, has had his knuckles rapped by the UK Statistics Auth

Sheila Bird :: Wed, 16/03/2011 - 10:39

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Shameful delays in registering the 7/7 deaths

In the London bombings of July 7 2005, 52 people died.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 01/03/2011 - 15:56

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Deaths from alcohol foretold

Six executives from leading drink companies have written to The Times today protesting about a story on alcohol-related deaths.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 22/02/2011 - 10:21

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More eye-watering figures for cybercrime

For sheer hyperbole, few subjects stretch disbelief further than cybercrime statistics.

Sheila Bird :: Mon, 07/02/2011 - 13:56

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Behind the headlines: crime maps versus policing information?

Last week the National Police Improvement Agency (NPIA) published the results of a very large randomized controlled trial (RCT).

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.