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Implementing a new tagging service to tackle acquisitive crime

The Acquisitive Crime project was commissioned in 2020 to deliver on the government’s ambition to reduce neighbourhood crime and target the burglars, robbers and thieves who have high rates of reoffending, coupled with low rates of detection and prosecution. A substantial programme of GPS trail monitoring for adults on probation convicted of acquisitive crimes was introduced to continuously monitor the individual’s movements, utilising technology with the aim of reducing further offending, protecting the public and using the monitoring data to support the police to investigate acquisitive crimes. The project brought together colleagues from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and operational policy, probation, police, prisons and the EM Service providers to develop innovative ways to use the tag’s location data to achieve these goals, rolling out the initiative to nearly half the country.

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