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WSMoreOrLess: Gun Statistics 21 Dec 2012

Are there 4,000 foreign murderers and rapists living freely in the UK?

<b>The Daily Mail:</b> "4,000 foreign murderers and rapists we can't throw out… and, yes, you can blame human rights again"<p><b>The Sun:</b> "Four thousand foreign …

How long do murderers serve in prison?

Every year around 300 people in England and Wales are given a life sentence for murder. About 5,500 people are currently serving a prison sentence …

Is the probation service keeping criminals in check?

Today it was reported by several newspapers that Justice Secretary Chris Grayling will allow private companies and charities to supervise low risk …

How big is the gap between the number of rape cases and convictions?

The rape and murder of a young student in India a few weeks ago has focused the global media spotlight on violence against women, and today's …

Q&A: Can we still trust crime statistics?

Crime is falling. Probably.<p>Yet, according to the BBC and others this morning, it might not be falling as fast as we might think. The BBC reported …

London Mayor accused of using "misleading" police figures

<b>This article has been updated</b><p>Mayor of London Boris Johnson found himself under fire at the tail end of last week after he claimed that the number of …

Are criminals caught in a revolving door of community sentencing?

"8,000 criminals given community service ELEVEN times before being jailed: Britain's 'revolving door system' of non-custodial punishment</b> …

Are juries too stupid for justice?

"It's time they went the way of the ducking stool" cried Simon Jenkins in the Guardian. "Do we need IQ tests for juries?" asked Melanie Phillips in …

Has Britain been hit by a ­Romanian crimewave?

"BRITAIN has been hit by a ­Romanian crimewave with the equivalent of 15 arrests a day by one police force alone." <b>The Express, February 27, 2013</b><p>"That …

WSMoreOrLess: Are there more black men in college or prison in the US? 16 March 2013

Less time in prison, more likely to reoffend?

<b>This article was updated on 10 May, see below</b><p>"12 months supervision for all prisoners on release"<p>"Radical reforms to the way criminals are …

Heathrow expansion: what are the facts behind the third runway debate?

"The government should reject the "Boris Island" Thames Estuary airport plan and expand Heathrow instead, a report by MPs on the House of Commons …

Are fewer crimes being solved?

"For ten years while crime came down, we saw a higher proportion of crimes solved, and more offenders brought to justice. Yet now we are seeing the …

Crime statistics: how many warnings do you need?

If you've been following the news this week the following might have caught your attention:<p><b>Sun, 13 May 2013</b><p><b>Daily Mail, 13 May 2013</b><p>Off the back of a …

Will London be mostly foreign by 2031?

<b>This article has been updated, see below</b><p><b>The Sun, 20 May 2013</b><p>British-born Londoners reading this morning's Sun were greeted with the prospect of being …

Bad and dangerous to know: do men commit almost all crime?

Masculinity is in crisis. Or, at least, that's what Labour MP Diane Abbott suggested when she argued that rapid economic and social change is having …

Release from prison: how early is too early?

"Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce should have spent longer in jail, Chris Grayling says."<p><b>Daily Mirror, 22 May 2013</b><p>"Chris Grayling to crack down on …

London's booming population: down to migrants?

Last week in his regular column for the Evening Standard, the Mayor of London addressed the issue of population growth and the shortage of school …