Last month, our National Development Officer published a Briefing Paper on the evidence around sentencing and stop & search in response to UK Government policy announcements, and it received some great coverage. Our Question of the Month related to that. We asked people what they thought:

‘Based on the available evidence, increasing prison sentences will not reduce crime.’

  • 75% (18 votes) Agreed
  • 12.5% (3 votes) Disagreed
  • 12.5% (3 votes) Weren’t sure

Question of the Month October 2019

This month’s question comes from CrimeStoppers and relates to their article in our October newsletter on the Blackburn Bonfire Night Action Group. They’re asking:


Should support from the Community Planning Partnership be provided to community groups to put on organised bonfire/fireworks displays?