Number of people with convictions
- 33 per cent of males born in 1953 had been convicted in England and Wales by 2006 of at least one standard list offence before the age of 53 (Standard list offences include all indictable and triable-either-way offences and certain summary offences). Just over half of these had been convicted on only one occasion. 85% were convicted before they were 30 years old.
- 9 per cent of females born in 1953 had been convicted of at least one standard list offence before the age of 53. Three-quarters of these had been convicted on only one occasion.
- Over a quarter (26 per cent) of the 4.9 million open claims for out-of-work benefits as at 1 December 2010 in England and Wales were made by people who had received at least one caution or conviction between 2000 to 2010.
- A third (33 per cent) of the 1.2 million total Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) claims open on 1 December 2010 in England and Wales were made by people who had received at least one caution or conviction between 2000 to 2010.
- Blog - Council sacks a woman with a criminal record that is nearly two decades old because they say she is a substantial risk to their reputation - what are the implications? Posted on: Dec 21st, 2018
- Google settles out of court with individual who has spent conviction, in the UK’s first ‘right to be forgotten’ case involving criminal records Posted on: Dec 20th, 2018
- Unlock speaks to Radio 4's Law in Action - Should having a past block a child's future? Posted on: Nov 21st, 2018
- Unlock speaks to Radio Sussex about the findings of it's new report and how some employers may potentially be breaking the law Posted on: Oct 25th, 2018
- Almost three-quarters of national companies continue to ask about criminal records at job application stage, new research shows Posted on: Oct 25th, 2018