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A cautionary tale about cautions

Tens of thousands of criminals are receiving several cautions a year.

And new figures suggest that, during 2008, 3,013 got four or more cautions in a single year while in general there’s a rise in the number of people receiving the so-called ‘slap on the wrist’.

Click through for some more stats on the issue.

Try to localise these figures – court records should be available while the Freedom of Information Act should benefit when approaching the police for help with stats.