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Issue No. 1723

Criminal record

  • DEATHS LINKED to police road chases have doubled over the last two years, with 22 people dying in road accidents over the last year. This is up from nine deaths in 1997-8.
  • COMPLAINTS ABOUT police racism have risen by 75 percent over the last year.
  • DEATHS IN police custody have now reached almost one a week. Some 47 people died in police custody last year. Sixteen percent of these deaths were Asian people, despite only 3 percent of Britain's population being Asian.

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Sat 18 Nov 2000, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1723
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