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Open up secret crime museum’s "Jack The Ripper" artefacts to the public

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Jul
31

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The Met’s hidden crime museum should become a temporary exhibit with profits reinvested into frontline policing

The Met should open up its secret 150 year old Crime Museum collection to the public and turn it into a profitable attraction, according to a new report.

“History’s Life Sentence” proposes that the Met, instead of opening a costly stand-alone museum¹, should tender a contract to private exhibition operators for showcasing rights and reinvest the generated profits into frontline policing.

An initial temporary three month exhibition in a pre-existing London museum could attract as many as 300,000 visitors and pay for an additional 54,900 front line police hours².
 
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Open up secret crime museum’s "Jack The Ripper" artefacts to the public

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Jul
31

HLS

The Met’s hidden crime museum should become a temporary exhibit with profits reinvested into frontline policing

The Met should open up its secret 150 year old Crime Museum collection to the public and turn it into a profitable attraction, according to a new report.

“History’s Life Sentence” proposes that the Met, instead of opening a costly stand-alone museum¹, should tender a contract to private exhibition operators for showcasing rights and reinvest the generated profits into frontline policing.

An initial temporary three month exhibition in a pre-existing London museum could attract as many as 300,000 visitors and pay for an additional 54,900 front line police hours².
 
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90 trials a day delayed: half due to failings by prosecution or court system

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Jul
23

Tony Arbour

  • 31,842 trials delayed across England and Wales – more than half due to failings by prosecution or court system
  • London worst performing region at both Crown and Magistrates courts with up to 20% of trials postponed

 
Almost 32K (31,842) trials in Crown and Magistrates courts were delayed in the UK in 2012, working out at 87 every day of the year. Over 18.5K (18,523) of these trials were delayed due to failings by the prosecution or court administration.

Of all the trials delayed in the UK, 58% of Magistrates court and 61% of Crown court cases, were postponed because of the prosecution not being ready or available, the absence of a prosecution witness, or court administration failings.

London was the worst performing region for both Crown Court cases (16% of trials being classed as ineffective) and joint worst with the Midlands at Magistrates Court level (20% of cases delayed).

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Courts-Figures

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Jul
22

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Roger Evans: Thieves, Robbers… Don't worry the police will ignore your crimes

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Jul
19

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There are currently two big ‘C’ words hovering around the debate on policing – ‘Corruption’ and ‘Cuts’. However, crime is actually going down and corruption is finally being exposed and tackled as never before. One of my main concerns is ‘Confidence’ and this is affected by how police respond to crime when it is reported to them.

The majority of us have been, or know someone who has been, a victim of acquisitive crime.  My own property has been broken into and burgled, and I have friends and constituents whose cars have vanished after a night out or whose mobiles have been grabbed from their hands. Yet time and time again I am told by victims that, in spite of available witnesses, noted down number plates, trackable phones or CCTV of the crime, the police too often do not pursue this evidence.

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Almost half of all crimes 'ignored' by police

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Jul
16

Roger Evans

  • 40% of burglaries, 23% of robberies and 76% of car thefts not investigated by UK’s biggest force
  • “If you are a thief, you can rest assured that over three quarters of your crimes, reported by victims, will be ignored by police”

Almost half (45%) of all crimes are not investigated by the Met – the UK’s biggest police force – according to the 2012/13 figures uncovered by GLA Conservatives Assembly Member Roger Evans.

The data shows a quarter (23%) of robberies and 40% of burglaries are ‘screened out’ by the Met, as well as 76% of car thefts and 81% of cycle thefts.

Roger is now calling for victims of crime to be allowed the right to appeal to their local safer neighbourhood boards – groups of local volunteers working with local police which come into existence from 2014 – if the police decide not to investigate their crime.
 
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Union strike threats over 'Driver Only' trains absurd

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Jul
8

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Move expected to save £5 million every year and provide a faster and more reliable Overground service

Making trains completely ‘Driver Only’ on parts of the London Overground would save an expected £5 million every year and provide a faster, safer and more reliable service.

Richard Tracey, London Assembly Member and GLA Conservatives’ spokesman for Transport condemns the threat of strike action by unions in response to TfL’s announcement that the old North London Line will become ‘driver only’ by December 2013 and the Gospel Oak to Barking Line in 2014.

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More than one sex worker attacked every day in the UK, yet three quarters won’t go to police

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Jul
8

ugly mugs
London has highest number of incidents totalling more than one a week

There have been 410 reported crimes against sex workers in the UK in the past year, a quarter of those (106) were sexual assaults, 68 were reported rapes. Yet, just 28% of victims have been willing to report it formally to police.

The first year of the successful ‘Ugly Mugs’ pilot shows London having the highest number of reported incidents totalling more than one a week at 84 – 25 of those were sexual assaults and 14 were rapes.
 
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Boroughs must get real about affordable housing to get London’s 180K stalled developments moving

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Jul
4

Steve
Overly ambitious affordable housing targets stifles development of new homes

4th July 2013: Steve O’Connell will today call for London boroughs to take a flexible approach to affordable housing requirements where necessary, in order to provide enough new homes for London’s growing population.

London’s population is forecast to grow to nine million by 2020. However, according to the latest GLA figures, there are 180,000 homes waiting in stalled developments in London. Steve O’Connell will point to the turnaround of stalled developments such as Bradstowe House in Harrow and the IYLO Building in Croydon.

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