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Office for National Statistics crime figures “don’t add up” suggests Redscan CEO

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its annual Crime Statistics for England and Wales in which it reveals a decline in computer misuse and computer virus offences. In response, Mike Fenton (CEO at Redscan, the UK-based cyber security firm) has pointed to the...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
Daniel Hardy
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Taking Back The Power

Cuts to police funding, misinterpreted legislation and social issues that are creating a rise in certain types of offending have led to a lack of control when it comes to dealing with criminals. Here, Daniel Hardy examines the factors that have created the current situation and...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
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“Rising crime shows no sign of abating” warns Police Federation in wake of latest ONS figures

Police forces appear to be struggling to stem the tide of ‘genuine increases’ in crime. Figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that police-recorded crime has risen by 13% in the last 12 months with huge increases in violent crime (up by 19%), sexual...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017
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Home Office funds new Video-Enabled Justice programme for serving police officers

A new video link scheme designed to improve the way in which police officers give evidence and free up more time for their front line duties is going to be piloted thanks to an £11 million cash injection from the Government. The Video-Enabled Justice (VEJ) initiative, which is...
Posted On 07 Sep 2017
The Urban Fraud Myths campaign runs for the next two working weeks
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Action Fraud and City of London Police launch Urban Fraud Myths campaign

Action Fraud and the City of London Police have launched a new ‘Urban Fraud Myths’ campaign which aims to debunk common misconceptions that leave people vulnerable to fraud. For the next 13 working days, the campaign will identify common fraud myths and let people know the...
Posted On 29 Oct 2015
Policing Minister Mike Penning (who's also now responsible for the Security Industry Authority)
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Minister for Policing launches consultation on police funding reform in England and Wales

Newly-installed Policing Minister Mike Penning has announced bold plans to reform the current arrangements for allocating central Government funding to the 43 police forces in England and Wales. The Conservative MP for Hemel Hempstead since 2005 described the current police...
Posted On 21 Jul 2015
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“More than one-in-four British businesses suffer from security breaches” finds Vanderbilt research

A comprehensive study conducted across four European countries by YouGov on behalf of Vanderbilt reveals that more than one in four (28%) of British SMEs have suffered loss, disruption or inconvenience as a direct result of physical or cyber security breaches. While cyber...
Posted On 16 Jun 2015
Theresa May MP: the Home Secretary is urging faster sharing on criminal records data among EU Member States
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Home Secretary urges EU counterparts to move more quickly on sharing criminal records data

Home Secretary Theresa May has urged the UK’s EU partners to safeguard members of the public by sharing more information about known criminals. Speaking at the Justice and Home Affairs Council in Riga, May made it clear that existing EU mechanisms are not fully used by...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015
The latest the Crime Survey for England and Wales published by the ONS covers the year to September 2014
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Criminality in England and Wales now at “lowest level since 1981” states Office for National Statistics

The latest Crime Survey for England and Wales issued by the Office for National Statistics for the year ending September 2014 shows that, for the offences covered, there were an estimated seven million incidents of criminality perpetrated against households and resident adults...
Posted On 22 Jan 2015