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A statistics publication on mortality rates for 2010. The age-standardised mortality rates in the UK for males and females were 655 and 467 deaths per 100,000 population respectively, the lowest rates ever recorded.

Between 1980 and 2010 age-standardised mortality rates for males and females have declined by 48 per cent and 39 per cent respectively. Male mortality rates have been higher than females
throughout the 30 year period, but because rates for males have fallen at a faster rate, the gap between male and female mortality has decreased.

Bulletin which is the first in a series of supplementary volumes that accompany the main annual Home Office Statistical Bulletin, ‘Crime in England and Wales 2010/11’.

Figures included in this bulletin are from the British Crime Survey (BCS), a large, nationally representative, face-to-face victimisation survey in which people resident in households in England and Wales are asked about their experiences of crime in the 12 months prior to interview.

Statistics which present the latest national figures for Home Care Services provided or purchased by local authorities in Scotland. All local authorities in Scotland provide home care services which give people the support, practical help and personal care that they need to live as independently as possible in the community.

Bulletin that forms part of the Scottish Government series of statistical bulletins on the criminal justice system.

Statistics are presented on criminal proceedings concluded in Scottish courts and on a range of non-court disposals issued by the police and by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service during 2010-11.

Key points from the report include:
* the high level of workforce growth which was seen in the sector between the mid-90s and 2005/6 has slowed for the second year running with the social services workforce growing by around 1,000 people, representing 0.5% growth
* the private sector employed an extra 2,000 staff increasing its overall share and making it the largest employer in the sector with 40% of the workforce
* the public sector employs 34% of the total social care workforce
* 69.5% of the private workforce is employed in care homes for adults.

Official statistics release that reports on the numbers and profile of foster carers and children, in both local authority and independent services covering the period between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011.

It also gives data relating to types of foster care, registrations and de-registrations, and a range of other subjects.

Statistics release that presents information on respite care services provided or purchased by local authorities in Scotland. Respite care is a service intended to benefit a carer and the person he or she cares for by providing a short break from caring tasks.

Bulletin that forms part of a series of bulletins produced by the Scottish Government on the criminal justice system.

It provides information on those crimes and offences recorded by the police in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved or where a firearm was stolen.

Research briefing that presents findings from preliminary work to explore the current availability and comparability of safeguarding and child protection data in the UK.

Statistical release that provides provisional figures on the number of children referred to and assessed to be in need by Local Authority Social Care Services and the number of children who were the subject of a child protection plan for the year ending 31 March 2011.