The Home Office figures show that child murders rose in 2006-07 from 52 to 68. The 31 per cent increase is largely accounted for by an increase in the number of children killed by their parents, from 24 to 33.

One in twelve victims of gun-related murder last year was a child, official figures published say. Five of the 59 people shot dead in 2006-07 were aged under 16 compared with none in the previous year. The figure will fuel concerns about young people becoming victims of gun-related crimes, particularly after the fatal shooting of Rhys Jones, 11, on Merseyside last year.

For more information check out The Times article.

Chris
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0 thoughts on “The Death of Osama bin Laden”

  1. “he deserved to be brought to justice”

    I’ve been struggling with this all day – the use of the word justice, by everyone from Obama to the man on the street (or Facebook). I agree with the statement above, but don’t agree that’s what has happened.

    Whatever Bin Laden’s crimes (numerous & hideous), surely he deserved justice. Killing Bin Laden doesn’t bring about justice for anyone. Taking him alive to be charged and tried and then sentenced would. But it seems the US feel quite at ease about denying a trial to people they don’t agree with (see Guantanamo Bay).

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