Wednesday, January 16News For London

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Action Fraud responses to Police Foundation’s Report

Action Fraud responses to Police Foundation’s Report

Breaking News, crime
Action Fraud, the central reporting hub of the City of London Police, responses to the report on policing of fraud by Police Foundation on 11:45 today, saying that “we will consider the recommendations and agree that more can be done to improve the response to fraud in a number of ways”. According to the report released in December 2018 by Police Foundation, fraud makes up 31 per cent of all crime in England and Wales, with 3.24 million fraud offences estimated to have taken place in the year to March 2018.  Meanwhile, there are more than half of investigations do not result in a conviction after the crime is reported and 28% of investigations are closed within a month. More than one-third of victims reported that the impact on them was severe or significant. Among the victims,
Benefit sanctions force homeless to ‘beg, borrow and steal’

Benefit sanctions force homeless to ‘beg, borrow and steal’

News, ReportingWeek2
The withdrawal of benefits has resulted in people losing their homes, relying on food banks and resorting to survival crimes, according to new research by Crisis. In a recent report titled ‘Homeless people’s experiences of welfare conditionality and benefit sanctions’ the national charity explored the impact of benefit sanctions on the most vulnerable in society. The report is based on a survey of 1013 people from homeless hostels and day centres across 21 cities. The study made use of research from Sheffield Hallam University. It found that sanctions had a series of ‘unintended’ impacts on respondents’ lives, including debt, hunger, strained relationships, and mental and physical health problems. The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith said the report