Get the facts: Crime

30 March 2021

Government asylum claims based on unpublished data

The Home Office said 60% of asylum seekers entered the country illegally but this is based on unpublished statistics

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Government asylum claims based on unpublished data
26 March 2021

Police confirm officers did not suffer broken bones at Bristol protest

Avon and Somerset police initially said one officer had a broken arm and another had broken ribs.

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Police confirm officers did not suffer broken bones at Bristol protest
25 March 2021

Police have recommended the Hollie Guard app

The personal security app allows users to alert contacts if they feel unsafe.

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Police have recommended the Hollie Guard app
24 March 2021

Burnt-out police car in Bristol protests was not fake

A photo of a burnt-out police car taken during protests in Bristol is not ‘a prop’

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Burnt-out police car in Bristol protests was not fake
15 March 2021

The public dislikes disruptive protests—but less than the Telegraph says

People are strongly against violence or serious disruption at protests, but opinion is more balanced when the inconvenience is smaller.

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The public dislikes disruptive protests—but less than the Telegraph says
21 January 2021

Viral posts about missing girl are false, again

Posts are spreading on social media claiming the same girl is missing from multiple areas.

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Viral posts about missing girl are false, again
5 October 2020

Crime in London has risen less than the rest of England since 2016

Police recorded crime per person in London is up 18% since 2016. Across England it is up 31%.

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Crime in London has risen less than the rest of England since 2016
1 October 2020

What are the facts behind claims of a child-snatching panic on social media?

Some claims of gangs trying to steal children seem to be exaggerated.

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What are the facts behind claims of a child-snatching panic on social media?
21 September 2020

Punishment for breaking social distancing and possessing indecent images of children can vary

Posts on Facebook that compare the penalties for breaking social distancing and possessing indecent images of children need context'

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Punishment for breaking social distancing and possessing indecent images of children can vary
24 July 2020

Many children have been the victims of grooming gangs, but there’s no evidence for a figure of one million

And we can’t objectively compare the public response with Black Lives Matter

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Many children have been the victims of grooming gangs, but there’s no evidence for a figure of one million
21 July 2020

Pressing ‘cancel’ does not prevent cash machine fraud

This is a common myth around the world

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Pressing ‘cancel’ does not prevent cash machine fraud
2 July 2020

We know of no successful convictions of a police officer for the killing of someone in police custody since 1971

Also two police forces and one officer have been prosecuted successfully for crimes related to the death of someone in custody since 1971.

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We know of no successful convictions of a police officer for the killing of someone in police custody since 1971

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