In the Media

Blair targets prolific criminals

PUBLISHED March 31, 2004

Tony Blair has unveiled a crackdown on Britain's 5,000 most prolific criminals in a speech on Tuesday.

The prime minister wants hardcore offenders including drug dealers, vandals and thieves stopped.
Nearly one in 10 crimes are committed by 0.5% of offenders and it is understood some may be warned they will be targeted on leaving prison.