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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightReview of the Planning Enforcement System
The research covers 18 recommendations for the future Welsh enforcement system.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Crime in England and Wales, 2008-09
The key points from the latest release are:
Police recorded crime
- In 2008-09 the total recorded crime rate in Wales (79 offences per 1,000 population) was below the rate for England and Wales as a whole (86 offences per 1,000 population) and lower than six of the nine English Government Office Regions. The recorded crime rates in Wales were the same or lower than the England and Wales rates in all the main offence groups with the exception of criminal damage and Wales had a lower rate for robbery than all the English Government Office Regions.
- The total number of crimes recorded by the police in Wales fell by 3 per cent in 2008-09
- There were reductions across all the main offence groups compared with 2007-08 with the exception of drug offences, fraud and forgery, other theft offences and other offences. Violence against the person, robbery and burglary all decreased by 4 per cent, while sexual offences decreased by 5 per cent and offences against vehicles decreased by 7 per cent.
- Total recorded crime decreased by 6 per cent between 2007-08 and 2008-09 in Dyfed-Powys and by 5 per cent in South Wales. North Wales and Gwent both saw a 1 per cent increase over the same period.
- Wales’ sanction detection rate in 2008-09 was 33 per cent, 2 percentage points higher than in 2007-08, 5 percentage points higher than England and Wales as a whole and higher than eight of the nine English Government Office Regions.
- 4 per cent of selected serious offences(1) recorded by the police involved a knife or other sharp instrument in Wales, lower than 7 per cent for England and Wales.
- For all offences types except threats to kill a lower proportion of offences involved a knife in Wales compared with England and Wales.
British Crime Survey
- The risk of victimisation(2) for both personal and household crime was lower in Wales than for England and Wales combined. The rate of all BCS violence was also lower in Wales compared with the average for England and Wales.
(1) Figures for certain types of offence recorded by police that involve the use of a knife or other sharp instrument have been collected since April 2007. In 2007/08 these offences comprised attempted murder, grievous bodily harm (GBH) with and without intent, and robbery. The offence coverage was extended from April 2008 to include threats to kill, actual bodily harm, rape and sexual assaults.
(2) The proportion of the population who were victimised once or more.
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