Use of police cautions to be reviewed

Last year more than 200,000 individuals responsible for crimes were dealt with by way of a police caution.

Concerns have been raised that police are administering cautions for serious offences and repeat offenders.

It has this week been announced by the Government that a review will take place before the end of May.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said the review followed calls for "greater public confidence and transparency in police use of cautions for repeat offenders and for those who commit serious crimes".

The MoJ said it was working with the Home Office and Attorney General's Office, and the review would closely involve the police, Crown Prosecution Service, victims' organisations, the judiciary and the legal community.

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