Making the streets safer

  New proposals to protect communities by making the streets safer, shutting down criminal markets and ensuring justice for victims of crime were revealed today in the Crime and Security Bill.
The new Bill includes:

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New measures to protect the public, increase police accountability and tackle crime and disorder

New measures to protect the public, increase police accountability and tackle crime and disorder have been  welcomed  by the Home Secretary Alan Johnson after the Policing and Crime Bill received Royal Assent

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New taser useage figures announced

   
 The use of Tasers by specially-trained units slowed in the last quarter, according to new figures published today.

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DNA Database proposals announced

A series of proposals designed to ensure the right people are on the National DNA Database, as well as defining when people should come off has been announced by Home Secretary Alan Johnson .
DNA and the use of forensics play an essential role in fighting crime and providing justice for victims. The UK has been recognised as the world leader in developing the use of the national DNA database and catching criminals through reviews of cold cases.

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Tackling knife crime

The Scottish Government has allocated £30,000 to supply free hand-held metal detectors for all first-time recipients of Best Bar None Awards

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Courts are still difficult and intimidating places for most witnesses

Responding to the publication of Sara Payne's report as Victims' Champion, Victim Support's  Chief Executive, Gillian Guy, said

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Most Serious Violence

HMIC was commissioned by the Home Secretary in January 2009 to carry out a review across all 43 police forces of the way they recorded most serious violence

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Home office response to the HMIC crime counts report

Policing and Crime Minister David Hanson MP said:

"The government is committed to the integrity of crime statistics - the public and the government expect crime more...

MPA Civil Liberties Panel 5 November Open Meeting - Public Order Policing - Come and Have Your Say

The MPA Civil Liberties Panel is holding an open meeting on Thursday 5 November 2009 09:30 – 12:30 in London’s Living Room, City Hall, as part of its review of the even more...

Local crime figures and neighbourhood police details at the touch of a button

A new interactive national map giving the public access to local statistics and details on neighbourhood policing in their area was launched today by more...

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Editor's Feature
Professor Anne Ludbrook
Health Economist,
NICE

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