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HMICFRS publishes detailed report on Public Perceptions of Policing in England and Wales 2018

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has published its detailed report entitled Public Perceptions of Policing in England and Wales 2018 in partnership with BMG Research. HMICFRS commissioned BMG Research to undertake a large-scale...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019
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Home Secretary opens bidding process to run Youth Endowment Fund aimed at tackling violent crime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has launched the bidding process to choose an organisation or consortium that will run the £200 million Youth Endowment Fund. Announced in October as part of the Government’s long-term plan to tackle serious violence, the Youth Endowment Fund will...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018
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£1 million of Home Office funding set aside to boost ongoing fight against knife crime

Charities in England and Wales can now bid for a share of a £1 million Home Office fund set aside to help steer young people away from gangs and violent crime. The successful community groups will receive up to £30,000 each to help support the vital work they do in educating...
Posted On 22 May 2018
Home Secretary Amber Rudd
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Home Office unveils new Task Force set on taking action against violent criminals

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced that a coalition of Government ministers, cross-party MPs, police leaders, local Government officials and members of the voluntary sector will make up a Serious Violence Task Force specifically designed to ensure sustained, swift and...
Posted On 26 Apr 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 announces package of new measures designed to tackle violent crime

Prison sentences for those who repeatedly carry corrosive substances without good reason for doing so are among a set of new laws being proposed by the Home Office with the key aim of tackling serious violence. The measures include a new offence of possession of a corrosive...
Posted On 16 Oct 2017
Max Hill QC
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Max Hill QC appointed as Government’s new Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd has appointed Max Hill QC as the Government’s new Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. Hill has been a QC for nine years and boasts extensive experience of both defending and prosecuting complex cases involving terrorism, homicide, violent...
Posted On 27 Feb 2017
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Police Federation issues warning that police service is ‘still haemorrhaging officers’

The Police Federation has warned that the police service is continuing to haemorrhage officers as the latest Home Office figures show an alarming drop of nearly 21,500 serving police officers since 2009. Police Federation chairman Steve White explained: “This is a wake-up...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
BTP officers on patrol
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BTP reports crime drop on Britain’s railways for eleventh year in succession

The British Transport Police (BTP) – the dedicated police force for trains and tube services across England, Scotland and Wales – has just published annual figures showing an overall drop in crime on the rail network of more than 8% compared with the previous year...
Posted On 20 Aug 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