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Personal Safety: Facts & Figures
This section deals with crime figures in the UK today. For some children this is a world that they have little knowledge of. For others, this may be a world that they are familiar with. What we know is that independence grows as students enter senior school, university and the world at large. That is why it’s important that we take a holistic view of the reality on the UK streets so that we can properly educate young people appropriately.
As teachers please use your discretion when using this material in this document.
To create realistic and robust personal safety strategies there needs to be clarity with respect to the dangers that our students face. With this in mind at STREETWISE365 we only use official and most up to date data in this area. Data is taken from the following areas:
- Office of National Statistics
- Crime Survey of England & Wales
- Action Against Abduction
- The Good Childhood Report
Personal Safety: The Law
To defend ourselves in an appropriate and legally compliant manner we need to understand how the law operates in this area. Through Lord Griffith this PDF document lays out, in simple terms, your rights and responsibilities with respect to personal safety and self defence.