German government websites, including Chancellor Angela Merkel’s page, were hacked on Wednesday in an attack claimed by a group demanding Berlin end support for the Ukrainian government, shortly before their leaders were to meet.
A Merseyside drug courier was caught with £1m worth of heroin on the M62 in a chain of events that brought down an international drugs empire
Andreas Schedler, Mexican National Survey on Organized Violence / Encuesta Nacional de Violencia Organizada (envo), Public opinion survey (N = 2.400) and elite opinion survey (N = 629), 2014, cide Data Archive for Applied Research in the Social Sciences (biiacs) (http://biiacs.cide.edu/)
Crime statistics are a complex and opaque strand of quantitative social analysis. The official reports published by the Office for National Statistics are couched in caveats and caution. The nature of, and explanations for, dramatic falls in (apparent) crime rates remain heavily disputed and furiously debated. However, there are a number of claims about crime rates that can be critically appraised and, where appropriate, myth-busted once and for all.
Testimonies from Bangladeshi and Rohingya survivors provide evidence of a shift in tactics in one of Asia’s busiest human-trafficking routes. In the past, evidence showed most people boarded smuggling boats voluntarily. Now people are being abducted or tricked and then taken to larger ships anchored in international waters just outside Bangladesh’s maritime boundary.