British Crime Survey Findings – Children’s attitudes to the police and personal safety

The Home Office have released a supplementary volume discussing the findings of the British Crime Survey 2009/10 interviews with children aged 10 to 15 years. It is the first time the British Crime Survey has reported on children’s attitudes towards the Police and personal safety.

The report provides analysis of children’s contact with and attitude to the police, experience of and attitudes to knife carrying, crime prevention behaviours, being in public spaces and access to leisure activities.

The full report can be found here…..

The report has made the headlines over the past day as some quite significant findings have arisen, for example the findings show that:

– More than 20% of children aged 10 to 15 have been frightened or upset by bullying in the past year.

– Overall, nine out of 10 children reported some bullying incidents at school.

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