Why justice needs a giant leap

Why justice needs a giant leap

The Public Accounts Committee report published this morning makes difficult reading for Ministers and officials in the Home Office and Ministry of Justice, but it will also be of interest to Police and Crime Commissioners considering how best to deliver their...
Why the rise in recorded violence matters

Why the rise in recorded violence matters

Today’s crime statistics show overall crime continuing to fall – down by a further 7 per cent – as measured by the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW). Despite the continuing omission of online crimes from the survey (which the ONS promise will eventually be...
And the fact of the matter is…

And the fact of the matter is…

Earlier this month the New York Police Commissioner, Bill Bratton, announced that his officers were going to stop people sleeping on the city’s subway system. Not rough sleeping, just sleeping – tired shift workers, exhausted parents dozing on the way home etc. It was...
Why we need a different discussion about crime

Why we need a different discussion about crime

Yesterday the latest set of crime figures were published, triggering a well established and familiar process. First out of the traps are the Home Office, publishing a press release welcoming the figures and heralding the success of the government’s programme of...
Latest crime statistics: what the headlines aren’t telling you

Latest crime statistics: what the headlines aren’t telling you

Today’s figures should not be over-interpreted. We are still safer than we were 20 years ago. But the shift of crime online and the rise in complex violent offences is putting the criminal justice system (CJS) under considerable pressure. The heart of the problem is...