A Freedom of Information request by the Labour party has found an increase in the number of violent crimes being dealt with community resolutions:
- In 2012 community resolutions were used 33,673 times for violent crimes, including 10,160 offences of serious violence involving injury
- In 2012 police used community resolutions 2,225 for offences of domestic violence
- Community resolutions were used nearly 1,000 times in 2012 for hate crimes, 2,000 times for harassment and stalking and 100s of times for offences involving weapons and knives
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