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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.

Sheila Bird, J.Roy Robertson and John Strang :: Mon, 08/11/2010 - 17:03

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Heroin addiction: male risk higher than female

So far, from elementary evidence synthesis, we have discovered:
 

Sheila Birtd, J. Roy Rovbertson and John Strang :: Tue, 02/11/2010 - 17:29

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Drugs-related deaths: under the influence and over time

Yesterday, we gave 13 key insights into the demography and toxicology of a decade of 15,795 drug-related deaths (DRDs) in England and Wales.

Sheila Bird, J. Roy Robertson and John Strang :: Mon, 01/11/2010 - 11:28

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Delving deeper into a decade of drug-related deaths

Today, we begin a series of six articles for Straight Statistics that tell it straight on a decade of drug-related deaths (DRDs).
 

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.
 

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 24/06/2010 - 08:35

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The points-based system of immigration: smoke and mirrors

According to Ed Balls, the last Government “brushed immigration under the carpet”, failing to acknowledge that it was an issue that worried Labour supporters.

Rishab Mehan :: Thu, 22/04/2010 - 09:39

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ID cards sinking in a wave of apathy

Meg Hillier MP, Minister for Identity, was right when she said, “Whenever identity cards are mentioned it's always been with the word ‘controversial’.”

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 12/04/2010 - 11:11

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Still no evidence to justify DNA retention

The argument over the retention of “innocent” DNA profiles has descended to a new low as the election approaches.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 07/04/2010 - 10:24

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Errors of omission in Home Office statistical releases

There is still room for improvement in the statistical sophistication of Home Office press releases, but very few are as bad as the notorious “knife crime” release issued on 11 December

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 16/03/2010 - 15:11

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Crime figures that flatter to deceive

The police are failing to take anti-social behaviour seriously and to record information about it adequately, according to the Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Denis O’Connor.