Data online – Condenetint Thu, 20 Jan 2022 22:40:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Data online – Condenetint 32 32 Survey seeks black Nova Scotia cancer survivors to fill data gaps Thu, 20 Jan 2022 20:19:32 +0000

A Dalhousie University researcher is looking for Black cancer survivors in Nova Scotia to participate in a voluntary study.

Joy Chiekwe is a master’s student working with Nova Scotia Health in an exercise lab at Victoria General Hospital’s QEII Health Sciences Center for cancer patients and survivors.

“Over the past three years we have run exercise programs outside of Victoria General as well as online since COVID hit and through these over the past few years we have probably (had) over 300 attendees, and of those attendees, only about one or two were — or identified as — black,” Chiekwe said in a Monday phone interview.

“My goal is to increase that and then also because in Canada the Canadian Cancer Society doesn’t discriminate between race or ethnicity when they put their cancer incidences into the big network, so without this valuable data, we’re not too sure which populations are being diagnosed at what rate, and that’s what we’re targeting – the right populations at the right rate.

Chiekwe said researchers could miss a lot of people who are overlooked or simply not represented in the data.

His team isn’t sure why that might be the case, as it appears only Canada doesn’t provide the breakdown by ethnicity, Chiekwe said.

“The United States does. Overseas they record it, individual programs will flag it, but it’s not widely reported, so there might be some missing data and unless you have access to every study or note of the doctor, it is quite difficult to say how many people are diagnosed, so it is more of an oversight by the Government of Canada, I am told.

With better data and a clearer picture of how the African Nova Scotian community is affected by cancer, the researcher hopes to see how to improve overall quality of life after a cancer diagnosis.

“Based on research in the United States and abroad, black people are dying at higher rates than their white counterparts, so if we miss those people in the data, we miss opportunities to limit the disparity there. low,” Chiekwe said.

The online survey is now online via this link.

“My online survey will be open until the first week of February, and then from there I’ll do interviews and stuff to get more in-depth answers to questions and kind of understand the whole story versus to yes- or no-questions online,” Chiekwe said.

After the investigation is closed, her lab will be open “forever”, she said. So getting as many people involved as possible would be great.

About 20 people had signed up as of the start of this week, but because the number of black people diagnosed with cancer is not known, there is no target number for survey participants.

“But obviously the more responses the better,” Chiekwe said.

“It’s an anonymous survey, so a lot of people have a certain mistrust of the healthcare system, but if they know their information is completely anonymous and no one will ever be identified after they complete the survey, that’s probably the most important thing – that they trust the researchers.

Microsoft to Gobble Activision in $69 Billion Metaverse Bet Wed, 19 Jan 2022 05:12:00 +0000
  • Biggest deal in the gaming industry and cash purchase
  • Microsoft would become the world number 3 in video games
  • Offers a 45% bounty for the maker of “Call of Duty”

Jan 18 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is buying ‘Call of Duty’ maker Activision Blizzard (ATVI.O) for $68.7 billion in the game industry’s biggest deal ever. history as global tech giants claim a virtual future.

Microsoft’s deal announced on Tuesday, its biggest ever and expected to be the largest all-cash acquisition ever, will bolster its firepower in the booming video game market where it takes on leaders Tencent (0700. HK) and Sony (6758.T).

It also represents the American multinational’s bet on the “metaverse”, online virtual worlds where people can work, play and socialize, as many of its biggest competitors already do.

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“Gaming is the fastest growing and most exciting entertainment category on any platform today and will play a key role in the development of metaverse platforms,” ​​said Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella.

Microsoft, one of the largest companies in the world, thanks in large part to enterprise software such as its Azure cloud computing platform and its Outlook franchise, is offering $95 per share, a premium of 45% per share. report at Activision’s close on Friday.

Activision shares were last up 26% at $82.10, still a steep discount to the offer price, reflecting fears the deal could remain stuck in regulators’ crosshairs.

Microsoft has so far avoided the kind of scrutiny facing Google and Facebook, but the deal, which would make it the world’s third-largest games company, will put the Xbox maker on lawmakers’ radars, Andre said. Barlow of the law firm Doyle, Barlow & Mazard SARL.

“Microsoft is already big in gaming,” he said.

However, a source familiar with the matter said Microsoft would pay a $3 billion severance fee if the deal falls through, suggesting it is confident of securing antitrust approval.

Shares of the tech major were last down 1.9%.

The deal comes at a time of weakness for Activision, maker of games such as “Overwatch” and “Candy Crush.” Before the deal was announced, its shares had fallen more than 37% since hitting a record high last year, hit by allegations of sexual harassment of employees and misconduct by several senior executives. .

The company is still responding to the allegations and said Monday it has fired or expelled more than three dozen employees and disciplined 40 others since July.

CEO Bobby Kotick, who said Microsoft approached him about a possible takeover, would continue as CEO of Activision after the deal, although he is expected to leave after it closes, a source close to says plans.

In a conference call with analysts, Microsoft boss Nadella didn’t directly address the scandal, but spoke about the importance of culture in the company.

Gamers play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at Paris Games Week (PGW), a video game trade show in Paris, France, October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

“It is essential for Activision Blizzard to continue its renewed cultural commitments,” he said, adding that “the success of this acquisition will depend on it.”


Data analytics firm Newzoo estimates that the global gaming market generated $180.3 billion in revenue in 2021 and expects that figure to rise to $218.8 billion by 2024.

Microsoft already has a significant foothold in the industry as one of the big three console makers. It has made investments, including buying “Minecraft” maker Mojang Studios and Zenimax in multi-billion dollar deals in recent years.

He also launched a popular cloud gaming service, which has over 25 million subscribers.

According to Newzoo, Microsoft’s gaming market share was 6.5% in 2020 and the addition of Activision would have increased it to 10.7%.

Executives cited Activision’s 400 million monthly active users as one of the key attractions of the deal and the importance these communities could play in Microsoft’s various metaverse games.

Activision’s library of games could give Microsoft’s Xbox gaming platform an edge over Sony’s Playstation, which has enjoyed a more steady stream of exclusive games for years.

“The likes of Netflix have already said they’d like to make a foray into gaming themselves, but Microsoft made today’s rather generous offer,” said Sophie Lund-Yates, equity analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown. .

Microsoft’s offer is equivalent to 18 times earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) of Activision in 2021. This compares to the 16 times EBITDA valuation of the cash and stock deal of the “Grand Theft Auto” maker Take-Two Interactive (TTWO.O) for Zynga last week.

According to data from Refinitiv, the Microsoft-Activision deal would be the largest all-cash acquisition on record, surpassing Bayer’s $63.9 billion offer for Monsanto in 2016 and the $60.4 billion that InBev proposed for Anheuser-Busch in 2008.

Tech companies from Microsoft to Nvidia have placed big bets on the so-called Metaverse, with buzz around it intensifying late last year after Facebook renamed itself Meta Platforms to reflect its focus on its business. of virtual reality.

“This is an important deal for the consumer side of the business and, more importantly, Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision really kicks off the metaverse’s arms race,” said David Wagner, equity analyst and portfolio manager at Aptus Capital Advisors.

“We believe the deal will close,” he said, but warned, “It will attract a lot of attention from a regulatory standpoint.”

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China’s birth rate at historic low Mon, 17 Jan 2022 14:39:08 +0000

Other wealthy societies are experiencing a similar decline, although most experts agree that China’s situation has been complicated by the unintended legacy of the government’s “one-child” policy, which from 1980 in 2015 zealously controlled women’s reproductive choices.

While the goal of this policy was to slow the birth rate to promote economic growth, one of the effects has been that there are now fewer women reaching childbearing age. The government eased restrictions on family planning just as social and economic conditions were improving for women, who began to postpone marriage and childbearing. Many do not want children at all.

“I don’t really want to spend my savings on the kids,” said Wang Mingkun, 28, who lives in Beijing and teaches Korean. “Actually, I don’t hate kids,” she continued. “Actually, I like them, but I don’t want to breed any.”

Because the “one-child” rule has been a mainstay of Communist Party policy for decades, questions about its consequences have become politically strained. When a prominent economist wrote last week that the way to solve China’s falling birth rate was to print billions of banknotes, it was quickly censored online.

Ren Zeping, the economist, wrote in a research paper he posted on social media that if Beijing set aside the equivalent of $313 billion to help pay for incentives such as cash rewards, tax breaks for couples and more government child care, it solve the problem. “China will have 50 million more babies in 10 years,” he explained in a research paper he posted on his social media account.

When his suggestion caused fierce debate online, his Weibo social media account was suspended for “violating relevant laws”.

Xi Jinping, the Chinese leader, has proposed similar measures in the past, but not on this scale, choosing instead to act in a more incremental way to avoid highlighting the failures of previous policies.

What happens to your online data when you die? Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:00:00 +0000

Taking inventory of a loved one’s belongings at the time of their death can be a daunting task, even if they have prepared instructions. With much of our collected items now living online on a server owned by big tech – photos, records, documents, journals, calendars – it can be especially difficult to access it all without fingerprints or passwords. owner pass.

Where it used to be that getting this kind of access could require lawyers and lengthy approval processes, some platforms are starting to incorporate tools that allow you to stipulate what happens to your belongings in the event of your death. Apple is the newest, rolling out its Digital Legacy feature last month.

Nowadays, much of our identity and data is stored in the cloud.Credit:iStock

In the privacy settings of an Apple device, you can now designate a “former contact” to receive a special code. If you die, they can send that code along with a death certificate to Apple to gain access to anything you’ve stored in iCloud; photos, notes, mail, contacts, calendars, files, memos, health data, device backups and more.

There’s no way to choose specific stored data that should go to specific people, or to hide things that you’d really prefer your loved ones not to see; Apple has prioritized simplicity here so that once you set it up, your old contact will get whatever is stored in your iCloud.

That’s not to say Apple’s new feature is a foolproof way to make sure your loved ones can access all your stuff when you die. It’s more like a tool that removes some obstacles that Apple created that loved ones might otherwise face to prove who they are and what you wanted.

Apple's Digital Legacy feature makes it relatively easy for a loved one to get everything you've stored in iCloud.

Apple’s Digital Legacy feature makes it relatively easy for a loved one to get everything you’ve stored in iCloud.Credit:

One limitation is that if your iPhone is password protected, there is no way for your family to break in even if you named them as a legacy contact. Passcodes on iPhones are protected by encryption, so even with Apple’s help, the best they can do is erase the phone again and hope that the important data has been saved in the cloud.

Account names and passwords saved on your devices using Apple Keychain also cannot be retrieved by a former contact, which means they won’t necessarily be able to take control of your Netflix accounts or PayPal for example.

In both cases, it’s best to put important codes and passwords (or your password manager’s master key) in a safe place where loved ones can find them. Even putting them in a note that’s backed up to iCloud would work.

The Young Geneticists Network and the ESHG-Young committee, an international community looking to the future Thu, 13 Jan 2022 23:28:20 +0000

This idea was born when a few enthusiastic YGs, sharing the same needs and aspirations, met during conferences, courses and internships abroad. The Facebook® group, created in February 2018, is open to all students and young professionals under the age of 36 (or in training) interested in Human Genetics [4]. The goal is to allow members to share information and ask questions related to human genetics (as it relates to patient safety and ethics) in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, all at their fingertips. Two not-for-profit structures have played a key role in the development of the YGN: the European Reference Network for Intellectual Disability, Telehealth, Autism and Birth Defects (ERN-ITHACA), a virtual network involving providers of healthcare across Europe to improve diagnosis and patient care [5], and the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) [6]. Their support was essential in promoting this group at European meetings (Fig. 1).

Fig. 1: First steps and achievements of YGN and ESHG-Young.

A Chronology of the different stages that led to the creation of the YGN and the ESHG-Young. From 2017, the project to develop an international community of young geneticists was presented at various ERN-ITHACA and ESHG meetings. Then, it became a Facebook® group in 2018 and an official committee within the ESHG in 2019. From 2020, the ESHG-Y got involved in the animation of sessions (workshops and educational sessions) at ESHG conferences. B Screenshot of the ESHG-Y educational session at the 2021 ESHG conference titled “Human Organoids as Models of Genetic Diseases”. VS Elected members of the ESHG-Y committee since 2019. Abbreviations: ERN-ITHACA European Reference Network for Intellectual Disability, Telehealth, Autism and Congenital Anomalies; YGN Young Geneticists Network; ESHG European Society of Human Genetics; ESHG-Y European Society of Human Genetics-Young.

From a small initial group, the community has grown into a dynamic network of 1377 members from 101 different countries and 42% (not= 583) of them belong to 24 member states of the European Union in July 2021 (Fig. 2). Among the members of the YGN are geneticists with scientific and/or medical training and genetic counsellors.

Fig. 2: Worldwide distribution of YGN members.
Figure 2

A World map of YGN members. The network brings together 1377 members from 101 countries or regions as of July 2021. B Number of YGN members by country or region. Note that 42% (not= 583) YGN members belong to 24 European Union member states, marked in italics and shaded in light grey.

Studio appoints data manager to lead new team Wed, 12 Jan 2022 10:20:50 +0000

Online retailer has appointed Gareth Powell chief data officer to lead a new data team.

Powell, who joined Studio in June as head of enterprise data products and information, has been named the online retailer’s new data director and tasked with bringing together analytics, data governance, data governance, Data Engineering and Studio Architecture.

In his new role, Powell will implement a data agenda, including a target operating model, a data governance framework, an approach to data integrity, and showcase the Snowflake and Microsoft Azure cloud data platforms. .

He will also oversee Studio’s new data team, which brings together Studio’s analytical, data governance, data engineering and architecture talents. The team will expand to 35 members, with Powell on-boarding 10 new staff.

Studio says Powell was selected for the role because of his “wealth of data experience in the retail and telecommunications industries,” with previous positions such as director of data science at N Brown and director of analytics and analytics at TalkTalk.

Online retailer accelerates digital transformation with new data division

Commenting on his new role, Powell said in a statement, “My vision is to make data and information easy to access for our employees. A positive customer experience is based on information that is easy to access and of good quality.

“We have successfully integrated a hub-and-spoke analytics model that ensures we have strong partnerships with our customer and digital, negotiation and customer experience teams, ensuring that we are using data in the most efficient way possible. “

Paul Kendrick, Managing Director of Studio Retail Group, added, “Gareth has a proven track record in data management, so his skills are essential to our ambitious plans to use data to grow and grow the business.

“We have already seen fantastic results from Gareth and we look forward to seeing what he will bring to an already strong management team on the difficult journey ahead.”

The online retailer recently said it has more than two million active customers, an increase of 79% over the past five years. With Studio adding that its digital transformation plans have been accelerated by the lockdown, and its app has reached over 1.2 million users, accounting for 32% of sales and a 25% increase year-over-year. . is part of Studio Retail Group and sells discounted clothing and footwear from top brands such as Adidas, Nike, Timberland, Skechers, Ugg, Diesel, Emporio Armani and Puma.

Online trading company Plus500 expects annual profit to be the best in the market Mon, 10 Jan 2022 08:40:00 +0000

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Jan. 10 (Reuters) – Plus500 (PLUSP.L) said on Monday that it expects its annual profit to exceed market expectations, even though the online trading platform reported slower growth in the fourth quarter compared to the previous quarter due to poor customer business performance.

Trading platforms have benefited since the pandemic took hold as more people traded online and market volatility increased in 2020.

Plus500, which allows investors to trade complex financial instruments such as contracts for difference through its website and mobile app, expects to generate basic profit of $ 387 million for the year ended Dec. 31, compared with a Annual base profit of $ 515.9 million reported in 2020.

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The London-listed company said its annual revenue was around $ 718 million in the fiscal year ended Dec.31, down from $ 872 million for the same period in 2020, with a decrease of 24% in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to the previous quarter.

Analysts expected the company to report annual revenue of $ 655.2 million and basic profit of $ 338.7 million, according to market consensus data consistent with the company.

Stocks gained 3% at the start of trading on Monday.

The Israel-based company said it expects customer business performance to be broadly neutral over time as its fourth quarter customer transactions were negative.

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Hospital stays for Covid patients shorten Thu, 06 Jan 2022 22:46:10 +0000

Hospital stays for Covid patients shorten in huge boost for struggling NHS, new data shows

  • As of May 1 last year, over 80s were typically hospitalized for 11 days, data shows
  • But since December 1, they usually only need a bed for about five days.
  • It’s a similar story for those in the 50-69 and 70-79 categories

The average length of hospital stay for Covid patients over 80 in the UK has been cut by more than half, which has dramatically increased the NHS, figures show.

In the third wave, from May 1 last year, over 80s were typically hospitalized for 11 days.

But since December 1 – and the start of the Omicron wave – they usually only need a bed for about five days.

It’s a similar story for 50-69 year olds and 70-79 year olds. In Wave 3, people aged 70 to 79 needed a hospital bed for eight days, and those aged 50 to 69 for seven days. Now they too are on five days.

The average length of hospital stay for Covid patients over 80 in the UK has been cut by more than half. Pictured: Ambulances outside the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel

In Wave 3, those aged 70 to 79 needed a hospital bed for eight days, and those aged 50 to 69 for seven days.

In Wave 3, those aged 70 to 79 needed a hospital bed for eight days, and those aged 50 to 69 for seven days.

The good news also extends to those under 50, with hospital stays dropping from four to three days.

The faster recovery and discharge in December is likely due to the protective effect of vaccines, drugs, and the milder variant of Omicron.

In another development, MailOnline’s analysis showed that Covid death rates had increased twentyfold – to around 0.15% of cases now, up from more than 3% at the worst of the pandemic.

The positive data could be a game-changer for the NHS, with government advisers claiming that halving the length of hospital stays effectively doubles capacity and reduces the risk of health services being overwhelmed.

Health experts in South Africa, where the Omicron variant first exploded, have also reported a reduction in the length of hospital stays since the variant’s emergence.

South Africa was able to lift its nighttime curfew for the first time in 21 months in December after the peak of the Omicron wave without overwhelming hospitals.

A study of hospital admissions in the country found it could be ten times less fatal than previous variants.

Doctors reported fewer patients needing oxygen or mechanical ventilation, and far fewer were admitted to intensive care than in previous waves.

Paul Hunter, professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia, said: “The UK appears to mirror South Africa, with Covid patients now staying in hospital for a shorter period and becoming less sick .

“This is great news for the NHS as discharging patients frees up a bed for someone else’s admission earlier and effectively increases capacity.”

The UK government has not released data on length of hospital stays, but Spectator magazine used a specialized scanning technique to extract information from the charts shown to Sage on December 23.


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Data Insight Company Bearex Launches Revolutionary New Enterprise Software and Service Tue, 04 Jan 2022 21:51:12 +0000 Copyright 2022 PR Newswire. All rights reserved

JACKSON, Mich., January 4, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Bearex, a data analytics and aggregation company, today announced the launch of its innovative new service and software, giving business owners around the world a boost for this news year.

Bearex offers both a white glove service and advanced software that aggregates data from various sources into a simple and efficient “Insights Hub”. The Hub consists of custom data entry modules and dashboards that allow business owners to leverage insights to empower decision making, maximize profits, spot cost reduction opportunities, and create a culture of responsibility.

In this market, the CEO of Bearex Tom jurasek, wants to ensure that no business is left behind.

“As someone who has always been passionate about the power of data – and its ability to increase productivity – I couldn’t be more excited to bring this revolutionary product and service to market,” Jurasek said. “With the help of our software and data analytics team, leaders will have access to the information they need so that no opportunities are wasted or profits unrealized. This company truly has the power to empower our companies. country – and by extension our economy. “

Most professionals have heard of Software as a Service (SaaS), but rarely software and A service. Bearex’s custom data entry applications, data visualization and EOS implementation services with a skilled EOS implementer will allow business owners to focus on their blueprint rather than the details.

“Bearex has changed the way we run our business,” said Jeff Vancancalbergh, president of Production Saw & Machine Co. “As a business owner it’s almost impossible to get the big picture, but with Bearex’s revolutionary approach to data aggregation and organization, we can clearly see at a glance the opportunities we may have missed. “

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Police data shows Cleveland county worst hit by crime Sun, 02 Jan 2022 18:56:20 +0000

Cleveland Police in Yorkshire face higher crime rates than anywhere else in the country, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The ONS has compiled crime figures per 100,000 people in the year leading up to June 2021 for areas of force across England and Wales.

He revealed that Cleveland Police emerged with the highest figure with 114.9 recorded crimes per 100,000 people, reports The Sun.

A map showing the police forces in England and Wales, colored by their respective crime rates. Cleveland in Yorkshire merged in first place, followed by West Yorkshire.

The force found itself drawn to media attention on May 15, 2020, when James Stokoe, 40, was stabbed by a stranger while sitting in his BMW in Thornaby-on-Tees in front of his son from four years.

Alexander Layton, 34, was jailed for life at Teeside Crown Court on December 9, for a minimum sentence of 23 years.

Home Department figures show that 8.3% of Cleveland Police investigations concluded from April to June resulted in a charge or summons.

James Stokoe, 40, was stabbed to death in his BMW at Thornaby-on-Tees by stranger Alexander Layton on May 15, 2020. The stabbing follows an argument after Mr. Stokoe was forced to perform an emergency stop when Layton entered in front of his car

James Stokoe, 40, was stabbed to death in his BMW at Thornaby-on-Tees by stranger Alexander Layton on May 15, 2020. The stabbing follows an argument after Mr. Stokoe was forced to perform an emergency stop when Layton entered in front of his car

A total of 16,539 investigations were concluded during this period, of which only 1,376 resulted in further action.

West Yorkshire Police were second on the overall crime list in England and Wales, with 111.6 crimes per 1,000 people.

It was followed by Greater Manchester with 107.9 crimes, West Midland with 102.9 crimes and Merseyside with 96.7 crimes.

West Yorkshire Police have also emerged as the force dealing with the highest violent crime rate in the country, at 47.4 per 100,000 people.

West Yorkshire has emerged as the top location for violent crime in the country, followed closely by the West Midlands and Cleveland

West Yorkshire has emerged as the top location for violent crime in the country, followed closely by the West Midlands and Cleveland

Star Hobson, 16 months, died at her home in Keighley, West Yorkshire, in September 2020 following a brutal attack by his mother's girlfriend, Savannah Brockhill, 28.

Star Hobson, 16 months, died at her home in Keighley, West Yorkshire, in September 2020 following a brutal attack by his mother’s girlfriend, Savannah Brockhill, 28.

Parents across the country were horrified in September 2020, when 16-month-old Star Hobson was murdered by his mother’s girlfriend at her home in Keighley, near Bradford.

Savannah Brockhill, 28, was later convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 25 years, after inflicting “catastrophic” injuries on the little girl.

West Midlands, Cleveland, Kent and Greater Manchester Police forces round out the remainder of the top five places for violent crime.

Kent is the only southern police area in the top ten list for violent crime.

This was notably the place where Sarah Everard was taken and murdered by Met Police Officer Wayne Couzens on March 4 last year, following her kidnapping in south London.

And on April 27 last year, Julia James, 53 – a Kent Police CPSO – was found dead in Akholt Wood near her home in Snowdown, with her Jack Russell Toby by her side. Callum Wheeler, 21, is accused of killing mother-of-two by inflicting serious head injuries on her

Marketing director Sarah Everard, 33, was kidnapped by Met Police Officer Wayne Couzens on March 3 of last year.  His body was later found in a remote Kent forest

Marketing director Sarah Everard, 33, was kidnapped by Met Police Officer Wayne Couzens on March 3 of last year. His body was later found in a remote Kent forest

Cleveland Police were not among 18 police forces with ‘violence hotspots’ that received additional funding in March of last year to tackle gang and knife crime, although they continue to pressure the government to increase its base grant.

A force spokesperson said: “Cleveland Police are the smallest geographic area of ​​all the police forces in England and Wales, but high levels of deprivation, unemployment and health problems (such as drug and alcohol addiction) and other socio-demographic and economic factors mean our challenges are more akin to those of large metropolises.

“Cleveland Police are working hard to meet these challenges by protecting vulnerable people and preventing and detecting crime. The HMICFRS has noted significant improvements since 2019.

“We are particularly focused on combating serious violence and will continue to seek additional funding in this area.”

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