Proportion Of Crimes Solved Falls To Lowest Level Ever
Updated: Sep 20, 2019
New figures from the Home Office show that the proportion of crimes solved across England and Wales has dropped to the lowest level since 2015, news following Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick’s acknowledgement that too many cases were going unsolved.
And further figures from the Office for National Statistics show that there has been no change in overall levels of crime, although recorded offences of robbery were up by 11 per cent and knife crime rose by eight per cent in the 12 months leading to March this year, the BBC reports.
In the year to March 2019, there were 43,516 offences involving a sharp instrument or knife, the highest it’s been since comparable records were started back in 2011. In all, there were 85,736 robbery offences, although a three per cent drop in burglary was seen.
The Home Office commented that work to improve crime recording has "both increased the volume forces are dealing with and changed the crime mix to include more complex cases, such as sexual offences and domestic abuse, which can be more challenging to resolve”.
While burglary rates may well have dipped a little, home and business owners should not become complacent and should still prioritise security, whether that’s through the use of more robust locking systems on doors and windows, CCTV or motion-activated lights.
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