ARRESTS OF TEENAGE GIRLS AND WOMEN REACH RECORD LEVELS
Would like to see some comparisons witht the rest of Europe, and wonder how much of this is a change in police attitudes and how much a change in female behaviour. Arrests now much more common because it allows the taking of a DNA sample and that often seems to be the goal rather than preventing future offences. In other words: I blame David Blunkett and the Home Office for their fascination with hi-tech measures and databases.
Was Roy Jenkins the only decent Home Secretary we ever had? That’s another discuss question for the finals paper!