Report reveals rise in recidivism drop in crime in areas with higher poverty: a major study
One in four cases of new offending is by a repeat offender.
This year alone, the Ministry of Justice published figures showing a drop in crime reported in England and Wales from 2010 to 2011.
At a time when there have been numerous headline stories about ‘the crime epidemic’ sweeping the nation, there has been an alarming lack of focus on the serious and underlying causes of crime.
And the study of all cases in force from 2010 to 2011 showed a decline in new offences, which the report said should “make it clear that some of those who commit crime are not committing the crime they say”.
“The drop in crime is very worrying,” the report’s authors, published in a major Journal of Criminal Justice study, warn.
‘Criminals are the victims’
But the authors insist there is a need for more work to understand the reasons why offenders are breaking the law and some of the “re-offending opportunities available” for victims.
“As far as we are aware, we haven’t really looked at this before because crime is so hard to define, much harder than a victim is to define a crime, or to assess the quality of the offender, or a카지노 사이트nything else,” said the researchers, Professors Peter Anderson, from the Crime and Justice Research Centre (CJRRC), and Prof Susan K. Jones.
Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The number of crimes committed with kniv바카라사이트es, guns and acid dropped from 31,000 to 9,000 since 2010
In 2010, a total of 6,844 new offences were reported in England and Wales. This year, the number of such offences has fallen to 31,000, down from 9,000 in 2010.
“Our analysis shows that there’s nothing that we can do about it – what the public needs to be doing is not worrying too much about people going out to buy or get a gun or go out and buy explosives,” said Prof An더킹카지노derson.
But he added it was important to look at what the public needs to do: “We’ve seen that there are other opportunities for people who are at that stage wanting to commit criminal acts – including acid attacks, knife offences, child sexual abuse, etc – but we’ve also had a drop in what we call the re-offending potential,” he said.
“Those other activities that are often associated with criminal behaviour – going out to buy, buying a gun or to ge