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Historic convictions for consensual acts to be deleted
Anyone with a historic conviction, caution, warning or reprimand for consensual gay sex can apply to have these records deleted.
Published 1 October 2012
Knives and offensive weapons
Provides a series of frequently asked questions and background information on the legislation involved in carrying a knife or offensive weapon in public and their manufacture, importation, selling and hire.
Published 26 September 2012
Vote for your favourite crime fighting project
Read about the projects nominated for this years Tilley awards and vote for your favourite.
Published 20 September
New definition of domestic violence
Definition widened to include 16 and 17 year olds.
Published 19 September 2012
Statutory disclosure guidance
Code of practice for police officers providing information for criminal records certificates.
Published 10 September 2012
Preventing and reporting crime
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- Advice for the public: UK riots - Directgov
- Policing large scale disorder: lessons from the disturbances of August 2011
- Design out crime toolkit
- Reporting crime on the Directgov website
- Safe Partnership
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