Tens of thousands more criminals to be tagged to cut crime and protect victims

06 October 2021

Almost 26,000 extra offenders will be tagged over the next 3 years under an ambitious £180 million plan to expand the use of electronic monitoring to cut crime.

Around ten thousand of those will be prolific robbers, thieves and burglars fitted with GPS tags as they come out of prison. This world-first project – which began in April – expanded to half of England and Wales last week and will now be funded for a further three years. 

It recently saw the first conviction using location data to pin a thief to the scene of further crimes and is deterring others from reoffending.

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