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Recycling in Wales reaches record high
New provisional figures published today show recycling in Wales continues to increase and is at its highest ever recorded level.
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- Recycling in Wales reaches record high
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Section highlightLand Transaction Tax
Land Transaction Tax will replace UK Stamp Duty Land Tax in Wales.
Final Budget 2016-17 »
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- 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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