The crime filling Britain's courts

Sarah Coles
Scales of justice
Scales of justice

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There's one crime that's filling our courts, making up one in ten of every cases heard in magistrates courts. Women are more likely to be caught breaking this particular law, there's chance you may be guilty, and the penalties are terrifying.

So what is this terrible crime? And what are the risks?