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Scale of youth crime suppressed until after election

Publié par Clifford Armion le 17/03/2010

Mark Hughes

"The Government was accused last night of delaying the publication of potentially embarrassing crime figures until after the general election, in contravention of its own rules.

"The Youth Justice Board (YJB) told The Independent that statistics showing the number of crimes committed by under-18s would not be published until the autumn, nearly six months later than the normal publication date.

"An official for the government agency said that the data was being delayed because of the looming election and the official "purdah" period, which prevents civil servants from releasing overtly party political information."

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"Scale of youth crime suppressed until after election", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2010. Consulté le 01/10/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/scale-of-youth-crime-suppressed-until-after-election