Criminals out of jail on probation ‘murder 76 people a year’: Offenders were also charged with more than 1,000 rapes and 134 kidnaps over five year period

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Criminals have been charged with nearly 400 murders while under official supervision.

Damning figures reveal the public is being put in danger by offenders who commit chilling crimes despite being on probation.

They are meant to be monitored closely, but 76 a year are being hauled before the courts for killing in cold blood.

Offenders on probation were charged with 382 murders between 2012 and 2016, according to figures from the Ministry of Justice – the department which changed the regime for managing criminals in the community in 2014. […]

David Spencer, of the Centre For Crime Prevention think-tank, said: ‘These shocking figures show that, despite the recent Government shake-up, probation in the UK is still not fit for purpose. 

‘For even one criminal to be released under supervision, only to commit a serious crime, is unacceptable.

For the figures to be in the thousands, and to include almost 400 murders, is staggering and will only serve to hugely undermine public trust in the justice system.

‘It is painfully clear that an urgent review of the current system is needed.’ […]

Get the full story here: Daily Mail, 4 July 2017, link.