Fairness in the justice system

Fact checks related to fairness in the justice system including young people and race in the criminal justice system

12 August 2021

Higher deportation rates don’t necessarily demonstrate ‘disproportionate targeting’ of Jamaicans

The data is not entirely reliable, and there may be multiple reasons why deportation rates vary, including whether deportation would affect someone’s human rights.

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Higher deportation rates don’t necessarily demonstrate ‘disproportionate targeting’ of Jamaicans
14 May 2021

A George Floyd mural in Manchester was not chosen over a Lee Rigby memorial

A Facebook post falsely claims that Manchester councillors approved a George Floyd mural over one of Lee Rigby.

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A George Floyd mural in Manchester was not chosen over a Lee Rigby memorial
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
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
4 October 2018

Cannabis kids: are more under-18s being prosecuted for supplying the drug?

Yes, over the last ten years, but fewer 10 to 17 year-olds have been prosecuted for the cultivation and possession of cannabis.

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Cannabis kids: are more under-18s being prosecuted for supplying the drug?
20 April 2018

Stop and search: higher arrest rate?

The number of stop and searches fell by 78% between 2009/10 and 2016/17, with the proportion leading to arrests rising from 8% to 17% in the same period.

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Stop and search: higher arrest rate?
5 October 2017

Young people and race in the criminal justice system

The number of young offenders has fallen to a record low, but the proportion of BAME young offenders in custody has risen over the last ten years.

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Young people and race in the criminal justice system
28 November 2016

Young offenders from ethnic minorities

HM Inspectorate of Prisons found that 47% of people in young offender institutions said they were black, Asian or minority ethnic in 2015/16.

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Young offenders from ethnic minorities
9 August 2016

Black people and justice: the viral poster, factchecked

A poster about the differences between white and black people's experiences of work and criminal justice in the UK has been circulating on social media.

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Black people and justice: the viral poster, factchecked
5 August 2016

Black people and criminal justice

Black people are over-represented at several different stages in the criminal justice process, and there’s some evidence to suggest racial bias.

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Black people and criminal justice

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