Provisional data from police forces in England and Wales shows police recorded crime is six per cent lower than in the same period as 2019. Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) given to the public for breaches of Coronavirus Regulations are rising as restrictions are reapplied.
Official figures released today (30 April) by the Home Office show that police forces in England and Wales have been boosted by 3,005 new officers in the last seven months. Provisional figures also show widespread continued compliance with public health regulations and minimal police enforcement.
Two of Britain’s top officers are urging children, parents and carers to ensure they know how to stay safe online – with the National Crime Agency’s latest assessment showing there are at least 300,000 people in the UK posing a sexual threat to children.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has published its report on the Internet and Child Sexual Abuse. It found a large increase in the scale of child sexual abuse facilitated by the internet.