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Metrics of Domestic Security

Sean O’Neill and Deborah Haynes in The Times, March 13 2015: There were 517,326 authorisations for communication data to be analysed under the Regulation of Investigating Powers Act (Ripa) – a rise of almost 3,000 on 2013. ┬áPolice forces and law enforcement agencies accounted for 459,919, while the three intelligence agencies were granted 50,582 authorisations.…