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Reality Check: Is crime up or down?

Written by RSS Poster The Thin Blue Line on the 29th January 2018 at 9:44 - Posted in Police Blogs

re-posted from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41149778 Image copyright Getty Images Whether crime is rising or falling is hugely important. It can affect how much is spent on policing and other related services, even how people vote. But working out what is happening is not an exact science. Reality Check explores...
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By The Numbers - The Untold Story of Muslim Opinions & Demographics

Written by RSS Poster The Thin Blue Line on the 15th December 2015 at 9:34 - Posted in Police Blogs

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THE DEADLY CONSEQUENCES OF 'GAMING' AND FAILED REGULATION

Written by RSS Poster The Thin Blue Line on the 28th November 2015 at 15:55 - Posted in Police Blogs

My thanks go to Dr Rodger Patrick, renowned expert on crime statistics, and the noble The Earl of Lytton for his recent speech to the Committee on Standards in Public Life on 23rd November 2015.Dr Patrick's written evidence to the Home Affairs Committee looking into crime statistics can be viewed here: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmselect/cmhaff/67/67vw16.htmThe Earl of Lytton's full speech and responses can be seen by clicking this link :-http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201516/ldhansrd/text/151123-gc0001.htm#1511234000235 The...
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DISGRACEFUL DISRESPECT OF THERESA MAY AND DAVID CAMERON

Written by RSS Poster The Thin Blue Line on the 24th December 2014 at 11:53 - Posted in Police Blogs

Article reposted from http://retiredandangry.wordpress.com/2014/12/24/the-sound-of-silence/ and the original source http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/chris-hobbs/neil-doyle-british-policing_b_6363724.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopularEchoing the anger and annoyance of a number of articles at the lack of respect shown by the Home Secretary Theresa May and the Prime Minister David Cameron following the death of Constable Neil Doyle of the Merseyside Constabulary who was tragically killed in Liverpool six...
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MET COMMISSIONER CALLS FOR RADICAL MERGER OF POLICE FORCES

Written by RSS Poster The Thin Blue Line on the 18th December 2014 at 17:24 - Posted in Police Blogs

15.12.14 Met commissioner calls for radical merger of police forcesBritain’s most senior police officer has warned that cuts to police and other public services will put public safety at risk unless the next government pushes through ‘radical structural reforms’ to cut back-office costs.  Writing in the Guardian, Scotland Yard commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe stated that regardless of the general election outcome, “we are all looking at years of more austerity...
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1 in 7 people arrested in Britain last year was FOREIGN

Written by RSS Poster The Thin Blue Line on the 17th December 2014 at 15:29 - Posted in Police Blogs

Figures from Association of Chief Police Officers Criminal Records OfficeIn many cases, the suspects have lengthy criminal records back home Overall, the police arrested 173,0000 foreign criminals last year Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2873598/One-seven-people-arrested-Britain-year-FOREIGN-damning-study-reveals.html#ixzz3MAY4mUxX Police arrested 173,0000 foreign crime suspects last year – one in every seven people who were apprehended nationwide. The figures...
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HOW POLITICIANS USE THE POLICE FOR THEIR OWN ENDS

Written by RSS Poster The Thin Blue Line on the 20th November 2014 at 9:58 - Posted in Police Blogs

The dishonest politician’s guide to handling the police  Professor Tim Hope offers a five point plan for governments on how to push up approval ratings by destroying the legitimacy of the police.  By: Professor Tim HopeDate: Thursday, 20 November, 2014The publication on 18 November 2014 of HM Inspectorate of Constabulary’s final report of an inspection of crime data integrity in police forces in England and report – Crime Recording: making the victim count –...
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HMIC: IT'S OFFICIAL POLICE HAVE FIDDLED CRIME STATISTICS

Written by RSS Poster The Thin Blue Line on the 18th November 2014 at 10:39 - Posted in Police Blogs

Police fail to record one in five of all crimes reported to them, says HMIC reportThe problem is greatest for victims of violent crime, with a third going unrecorded. Of sexual offences, 26% are not recorded. An HM Inspectorate of Constabulary report looked at more than 8,000 reports of crime in England and Wales. The watchdog said the failure to record crime properly was "indefensible". Home Secretary Theresa May described the findings as "utterly unacceptable", but police representatives...
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Theresa May and Front Line Police; An Irreparable Breakdown

Written by RSS Poster The Thin Blue Line on the 02nd November 2014 at 13:44 - Posted in Police Blogs

The revelation by the Police Federation that the morale of rank and file officers was at its lowest ever level will as no surprise to those struggling to maintain an effective police service in urban and rural areas throughout the UK. The Federation survey mirrored that carried out by the University of the West of England some months ago and indeed by internal police surveys compiled by individual forces.Whilst police surveys show much criticism in relation to the leadership of chief officer ranks,...
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UK POLICING - ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Written by RSS Poster The Thin Blue Line on the 27th October 2014 at 17:27 - Posted in Police Blogs

Reprinted from http://www.ukcophumour.co.uk/The sad words of a Bobby who has had enough… I suppose I’m writing this as a kind of therapy to myself. I’m a Cop in a County Constabulary not far from London. We’re a smallish force and quickly getting smaller. I’m a mid thirties guy with two small kiddies and a wife. I’m considered reasonably young in service with around three years; joining the job late in life because it took 4 yrs due to First recruitment freeze with the Met in 2008 and...
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