Appointment of the next Children’s Commissioner for Wales »The current Children's Commissioner's tenure will come to an end on 28 February 2015.Learn more »
Minister wants bigger role for National Parks
National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are integral to Wales’ national identity and are recognised internationally.
- £6.2 million IT investment in North Wales healthcare
- Funding for new Life Sciences Innovation Village in Cardiff
- Minister wants bigger role for National Parks
- Consultation on Service Framework for the Treatment of People with a Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse Problem 2015
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
- Provisions for the proposed Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Wales) 2015 and amendments to the Compensation and Pension Schemes 2007
Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
A report which includes information on arrests, complaints, sentencing, prison populations and youth crime as well as court efficiencies and case outcomes.
This is a new release providing further detail on statistics previously released during 2009.
- The number of full time equivalent (FTE) police officers in Wales increased by 4 per cent between 2003 and 2007 but decreased by 3 per cent between 2007 and 2009.
- Between 2005/06 and 2007/08, the number of arrests in Wales decreased by 6 per cent.
- In 2009 Wales’ prison population decreased by 1 per cent to 2,800. Wales’ prison population in 2009 was 16 per cent higher than in 2003.
- The total number of persons sentenced in Welsh courts increased by 3 per cent between 2003 and 2004 but then decreased by 30 per cent between 2004 and 2008.
- The number of offences brought to justice in Wales rose 15 per cent between 2004/05 and 2007/08, before a 4 per cent decrease in 2008/09.
- Between 2006 and 2008, the time from offence to case completion in Magistrates’ Courts reduced by 16 per cent to 130 days.
- The number of complaint cases in Wales rose by 89 per cent between 2003/04 and 2008/09.
- The total number of under 18-year-olds committing offences resulting in disposals rose 2 per cent between 2004/05 and 2005/06, but since 2005/06 offences have decreased by 11 per cent.
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