Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 22/03/2012 - 13:59

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Does it matter if policemen are fat?

There’s an amusing letter in today’s Financial Times. It reads:

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:49

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Has one in every ten women really been raped?

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 02/08/2011 - 15:26

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How a decline in drink-driving becomes an increase

A press release from the Association of Chief Police Officers attracted a lot of attention this morning.

Sheila Bird :: Fri, 11/02/2011 - 11:16

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Crime maps and police information - a correction

I'm grateful to correspondents on Straight Statistics who pointed out that the the way "confidence in police" was scored in the national Police Improvement Agency's (NPIA) randomized tria

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 :: Wed, 06/10/2010 - 14:30

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Census confidentiality robustly defended – but is the law so robust?

The Office for National Statistics and the UK Statistics Authority are prepared to defend the confidentiality of Census information to the limits of the law.

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 :: 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.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 16/12/2009 - 09:31

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Getting Stern on rape

Baroness Stern, charged by Harriet Harman to conduct a review into the way rape cases are handled, told the Evening Standard that being drunk was no defence. For the man, that is: she seems to take a different view of drunken women.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 24/11/2009 - 16:31

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Nicking suspects for their DNA

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.