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25 August 2014
Labour calls West Midlands crime commissioner by-election 'a shambles'
Following the death of the previous West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), veteran Labour politician Bob Jones, Labour's David Jamieson has been elected as the new PCC with 50.8% of the vote. The turnout for the by-election was, however, only 10.3% of the almost 2 million people eligible to vote. This follows from the original PCC election in November 2012, where the turnout averaged just 15.1%....
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25 August 2014
"Dispersal Zone" order granted after 45 complaints
A Section 30 dispersal order has been granted in the The Hyde area in Stevenage after 45 complaints of 'intimidating youths' and antisocial behaviour in the area. The order will be enforced until the 22nd February next year....
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25 August 2014
Eric Pickles expands "Troubled Families" programme
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has announced details of an expansion to the government's Troubled Families programme to help vulnerable younger children from struggling homes to get a better chance in life....
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25 August 2014
Domestic abuse not just physical: psychological harm to be considered as a criminal offence
A new criminal offence of domestic abuse could be introduced to include emotional and psychological harm inflicted by a partner within a relationship. The government has launched a consultation to look at strengthening the law by explicitly stating that domestic abuse covers coercive and controlling behaviour as well as physical harm....
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25 August 2014
"Legal Highs" crackdown causes 58 raids
Raids have taken place at 58 premises across Scotland in a multi-agency operation against premises suspected of selling legal highs. Hundreds of serious crime squad officers took part in the operation last week as police launch a campaign against New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)....
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25 August 2014
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi messaging help police reduce crime
Sussex police are trialling a device with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi messaging to communicate about crime, missing people and other incidents. They are sending messages to phones and tablets, in the Adur and Worthing neighbourhood to keep people informed about the latest crimes as well as offer security advice....
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21 August 2014
Youth with "CRASBO" banned from Sunderland city centre
A 16 year-old teenage boy has been banned from Sunderland city centre after having been given a Criminal Anti-Social Behaviour Order (CRASBO) in a crackdown on anti-social behaviour....
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21 August 2014
PCCs call for an end to means-testing domestic abuse victims
Three police and crime commissioners (PCC) from the North East have backed an online petition calling on government officials to stop the means testing of women who are trying to seek help after suffering domestic abuse....
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21 August 2014
Town Shop Watch plan gets £20,000 funding boost
The Business Improvement District of Nottinghamshire's market town, Mansfield, has been awarded £20,000 in order to launch a new project to tackle retail crime. The aim of the Retail Crime Project is to create a central hub of information so that staff know what they are dealing with and in order to deter thieves in the first instance....
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21 August 2014
Course for youths to tackle anti-social behaviour
Young residents of South Tyneside have been praised for taking part in a pioneering project tackling crime and disorder in the borough....
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21 August 2014
Claim that crime is at 40-year low 'lacks sufficient evidence'
An independent watchdog, the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA), which approves key official statistics, refuses to endorse the Scottish Government's claims that crime is at a near 40-year low....
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13 August 2014
Rural crime costs UK's economy £44.5m
According to the latest data from insurer NFU Mutual, the cost of crime to the UK's rural economy reached £44.5m in 2013, 5.2% more than in 2012....
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13 August 2014
England and Wales police cutback is 'sharpest in Europe'
Data compiled by EU statistics group Eurostat has revealed that officer numbers in England and Wales are declining more sharply than any other country in Europe....
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13 August 2014
Police tell domestic violence victims to wait until their partner 'calms down'
An inquiry into a bill to strengthen domestic violence laws in Queensland, Australia, has revealed that domestic violence victims say police in Queensland have told them to leave the house for the night until their partner 'calmed down'....
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12 August 2014
SketchFactor: App for unsafe areas involved in racism row
A US App has been received with headlines such as 'White people create terrible App to avoid, um, sketchy areas' and 'Want to Avoid Black Neighbourhoods? There's an App for That'....
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12 August 2014
Neighbourhood Watch survey: smiling makes the community feel safer and 'stronger'
Almost two-thirds (65%) of people say their neighbourhood would be a 'stronger' and safer place if people were encouraged to get to know each other better....
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12 August 2014
Crack House Closure Order granted in Havant
As part of an anti-social behaviour clampdown, Portsmouth magistrates issued a closure order against 281 Soberton Road, Leigh Park, under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003....
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12 August 2014
New Dispersal Zone in Weston-super-Mare to 'nip' Anti-social behaviour 'in the bud'
As part of a Dispersal Zone initiative, a local authority has banned persons under 16 years old who are unaccompanied by an adult from Weston-super-Mare town centre between the hours of 9pm and 6am. Mounted police officers and CCTV will be used to patrol the situation....
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6 August 2014
Boom in UK forecourt crime 'is industry's fault'
According to Britain's crime minister, petrol retailers encourage crime by refusing to insist on prepayment at the pumps....
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6 August 2014
UK introduces 'sobriety tag' for offenders
Repeat offenders in London whose crimes were alcohol-related could find themselves wearing a 'sobriety tag'. A year-long pilot scheme covers four parts of London and will see the tags being compulsory for the offenders of alcohol-related offences....
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Events
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Various 
Data Protection workshops for businesses
The free workshops are for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from various sectors ranging from charities to private companies. The events are aimed at staff or managers with limited practical experience of data protection who are working for organisations who have responsibility for processing personal data.... More
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24 September 2014
ABCP Business Crime Conference 2014
Venue: Jury's Hotel, Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 2HP. The conference will focus on business crime reduction partnerships and their work and will provide essential information and networking opportunity for everyone whose work encompasses business crime.... More
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2 October 2014
Retail Crime & Loss Prevention Conference
This year's BRC Retail Crime Survey has revealed that UK retailers are fighting a rising tide of organised theft in store. Combined with the dramatic increase in fraud and ecrime, and the commonly perceived threat to businesses posed by cyber-attacks, this means that retailers are facing an increasingly sophisticated criminal.... More
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16th-17th March 2015
Total Security Summit
The Total Security Summit brings together security professionals and key industry solution providers to discuss the latest technologies and innovations in focused face to face meetings and networking opportunities over the course of two days.... More
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