Crime Mystery – Statgate

Have there really been fewer crimes in recent years? As law professionals, we are pretty cynical about such records and here is the latest evidence:

Nearly one million criminal offences, including rape (‘it would lead to too much work!’), have failed to be properly recorded by the police in a single year. Some cases were wrongly recorded and others were cautioned when they should have been prosecuted due to their past record.

Apparently, 20% of crimes were under-recorded last year in England and Wales. This added around 900,000 crimes to the 3.7 million recorded last year.

If a police officer quotes a timescale for inquiries or CPS review, we normally double it for a more realistic figure. Methinks one should do likewise in the case of police, CPS, DPP or Government stats. Is the incidence of criminal offences reducing in your own neighbourhood?

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