CLAIM: There is a high level of public support for restorative justice as a method of dealing with young offenders. CONCLUSION: According to surveys collected by NISRA and by the Public Prosecution Service, a majority of respondents support...
CLAIM: "Almost half of criminals released from prison in Northern Ireland went on to re-offend within 12 months of being freed." CONCLUSION: The claim is accurate. However, while the article does break down re-offending rates among criminals...
CLAIM: One in four women in Northern Ireland have at some point in their lives have been a victim of domestic violence. CONCLUSION: True. Approximately one in four women in Northern Ireland are estimated to have been victims of domestic violence.
CLAIM: Under an Alliance Minister of Justice, crime rates in Northern Ireland are lower. CONCLUSION: According to PSNI reports, annual offences covering the relevant period are marginally higher (105,289 versus 105,040). Meanwhile, crime in...
CLAIM: The number of sex workers in Ireland has increased by 80% since the ban in Northern Ireland. CONCLUSION: While data on sex workers in Ireland is extremely lacking, the figures that are available and most commonly employed by experts do not...