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 »
£17m EU-backed project to support Welsh job-seekers announced at St David's Day reception in Brussels
Finance Minister, Jane Hutt, has announced a £10 million EU investment for a £17 million initiative to help people affected by redundancy back into work.
- 56% of food businesses in Wales get top food hygiene ratings
- Support for Wales YFC announced
- £17m EU-backed project to support Welsh job-seekers announced at St David's Day reception in Brussels
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Developing a Landfill Disposals Tax
- Talk to me 2
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
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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
Crime in Wales has been consistently lower than in England with the gap narrowing in recent years. The general pattern in Wales is that crime in Dyfed-Powys police force area has been much lower than the Wales average; North Wales lower; South Wales higher; and Gwent much higher.
These are some of the more specific results from the report.
- Police recorded crime in Wales fell by 20 per cent between 2003 and 2009;there was a similar fall in England.
- In Wales, police recorded crime for burglary and car crime fell by a third.
between 2003 and 2009; there were similar falls in England.
- According to the British Crime Survey the rate of personal crime in Wales has fallen by a quarter and household crime by nearly a fifth between 2006 and 2009.
- Since 2004 the overall police recorded crime rates for Gwent and South Wales have been consistently higher than the Wales average; North Wales has been lower than the Wales average; and Dyfed-Powys much lower.
- In 2010 the rates of police recorded violent crime in South Wales and Gwent were similar to the averages for Wales, England, and most police force areas in England (apart from London which was high); the North Wales rate was a shade higher than these averages; and Dyfed-Powys much lower.
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