Burglars will be allowed to escape without punishment under new instructions sent to all police forces. Police have been told they can let them off the threat of a court appearance and instead allow them to go with a caution. The same leniency will be shown to criminals responsible for more than 60 other different offences, ranging from arson through vandalism to sex with underage girls. ... And a string of crimes including common assault, threatening behaviour, sex with an underage girl or boy, and taking a car without its owner's consent, should normally be dealt with by a caution, the circular said. "'Let burglars off with caution', police told" 08:08am 3rd April 2006 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=381799&in_page_id=1770 Perpetrators of truly serious crimes -- such as disparaging homosexuality, exhibiting a black "golliwog" doll, wearing a T-shirt that insults the prime minister, or fox hunting -- will still be subject to arrest under the new dispensation.