WYP: A report to last weeks meeting of West Yorkshire Police Authority’s Strategic Planning and Performance Committee highlighted that the Force is set to hit targets in relation to reducing key priority crimes such as violent crime, vehicle crime and criminal damage.
Recent months have seen an increase in the number of burglaries, but the Force has a number of operations underway across the county to combat thieves. Operation Maximum Impact was also launched earlier this week to crack down on criminals across the region.
QCA: The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) has published its Annual Review of activities in 2007, which gives an overview of developments over the year, reporting on the monitoring of the examination system, assessments, qualifications and the curriculum.
DfT: Figures on road tax evasion show that the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) collected an estimated 98.5% of all potential revenue from road tax in 2007. This year the survey was based on the use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras, providing a more accurate picture of Vehicle Excise Duty evasion. Previously road tax evasion figures were mainly collected manually so it is not possible to compare them to earlier figures.
DVLA has a fleet of ANPR cars capable of capturing data on all vehicle types across multiple lanes of traffic. The units will read over 10 million vehicle movements this year and the Agency will issue penalties against the keepers of every unlicensed vehicle seen in use from that total.