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Here you can find over 100 infographics, many professional but dozens of them created by myself, to help you quickly digest complex issues and share the findings in an easy visual source with colleagues or students. If you’re looking for something in particular, try the search box below:

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Russell Webster

The Modern Bounty Hunter

As the English and Welsh probation service is currently being privatised via the Government’s Transforming Rehabilitation initiative, here is a quick reminder of just how much the criminal justice system is privatised in other parts of the world.

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Legal protection from domestic violence

The infographic provides an outline of the different types of abuse, the scale of the problem – along with some myths debunked and the legal action which can be taken against the perpetrators. The key message is that there are now many agencies which can support victims of domestic abuse to take legal and practical steps to end their abuse.

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Alcohol & Drugs
Russell Webster

What’s the state of global harm reduction?

As you can see, there is slow take up of harm reduction across the world with very serious damaging consequences in countries such as the Philippines where HIV positive rates have soared to 42% amongst IV drug users.

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Which countries imprison the most people?

As you can see, Britain (this chart averages rates for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) imprisons substantially more people (147 per 100,000) than the OECD norm of 115. I have to confess to being surprised that New Zealand is such a punitive society.

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Crime down again – by 11%

The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) found that crime in the year ending September 2014 was 11% down on the previous year and the lowest estimate since the CSEW began in 1981. There was an estimated 7 million incidents of crime against households and resident adults in England and Wales.

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Reducing imprisonment AND crime

Over recent years most US states have reduced the amount they use incarceration (driven in great part by economic concerns) and have found that crime rates have gone down. Indeed, as this infographic from the Pew Foundation shows, those states which have cut the use of imprisonment have seen their crime rates fall further than those that haven’t:

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The growing problem of Cybercrime

Some of the key claims made about cybercrime in the US which, unsurprisingly, appears to be growing rapidly year on year are: 378 million victims per year (includes a lot of repeat victimisation); 30,000 websites hacked every day; Mobile devices most at risk

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Russell Webster

Crime pays for private prisons

The infographic below shows what big business private prisons have become in the USA. As you can see, the number of private prisons has grown exponentially in the last 20 years.

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Young People and Stop and Search

Y-STOP recently publicised a useful infographic showing information about the number of young people under 18 stopped and searched in the year up to March 2014. Just 11% of these stops led to arrests and the Metropolitan Police carried out 39% of all stop and searches on young people.

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Alcohol & Drugs
Russell Webster

Women’s imprisonment across the world

We know that a large proportion of women in prison in England and Wales are drug dependent – 54% female remand prisoners were addicted to drugs in the year prior to being in prison. There is a parallel situation in the USA. Women are more than 50% more likely to be imprisoned for a drug crime than men (25.7% vs 17.2%).

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