Thursday, 15 May 2008

Violence & Youth Offending

Today's post contains details of two separate reports, although there's a theme of gender as well as violence which links them both together.

'No Recourse' No Safety is a recent publication from the UK branch of Amnesty International. The report details a relative lack of safe refuges for women who have been the victims of domestic violence, particularly those who have recently moved to the UK and so have an uncertain immigrant status.

The Youth Justice Board have just released their latest annual figures on youth crime in the UK. While the overall number of offences has actually fallen slightly, the number of crimes committed by girls has now risen by a quarter in just three years. You can read more about this angle by clicking here.

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