As another teenager is stabbed to death, experts in violence amongst young men tell Channel 4 News that the authorities are taking the wrong approach in dealing with knife crime.
The proportion of crimes that resulted in a charge or summons was 5.7 per cent.
By Dominic McGrath
At 10 years of age, we have one of the lowest ages of criminal responsibility in the world and the lowest in Europe. Despite repeated calls from the international children’s rights community and a large number of organisations working with children and young people here in Northern Ireland to raise the age, no progress has been made.
As you navigate through your teenage years and inch closer to adulthood, it’s important to understand the various legal rights and responsibilities that come with different ages in the UK. Knowing your rights is empowering, and being aware of the laws will help you make informed choices. So, let’s dive into the world of age and the law!
What was claimed
Crime rates in England and Wales are at a record high.
This claim is missing context. While the number of crimes recorded by the police has risen, this is not the best data to understand overall trends. Overall crime as measured by the Crime Survey for England and Wales is actually falling.
Information from the Criminologist blog.
Police and local councils gained new powers yesterday [31 January 2011] to deal with gang-related violence and crime.
If you’re charged with a crime you’ll be given a ‘charge sheet’. This sets out the details of the crime you’re being charged with.
Soaring numbers of crimes are being committed by children under 10, new data has shown.
By Kirsten Robertson
Clinks briefing on the Government’s response to Breaking the Cycle and the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.
By Isabelle Kirk
With some of the worst violent crime rates in the country, John Johnston reports on efforts to clean up Cleveland.
Offenders will be made to do a full five-day week of hard work and jobseeking.