Sunday, May 14, 2006

New Labour does nothing.... again

According to figures obtained by the Sunday Telegraph from an internal Home Office document, 10,000 crimes per month are being committed by people who are under the supervision of the probation service. Offences range from theft right up to rape and murder.

"Each month, an average of 7,846 criminals on probation are arrested, cautioned or convicted of a new offence - covering a total of 10,206 crimes."

The figures are pretty damning, but should we really be surprised? As long as sentencing continues to be weak, and we let prisoners out early these figures are a statement of the bleeding obvious really.

The Probation Service is clearly not working, but what's worse is that the Government clearly knows the system is failing and is doing nothing about it, again.

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