Monday, November 24, 2014

Crime And Punishment

Every night on TV we sit and wonder at the the brilliance of our police force in solving perplexing crime riddles, but let's face it - it is only TV. An HM Inspectorate of Constabulary report looked at more than 8,000 reports of crime in England and Wales between November 2012 and October 2013, across all 43 forces in England and Wales, and came to some startling conclusions. 'More than 800,000 - or one in five - of all crimes reported to the police each year are not being recorded by officers, a report suggests. The problem is greatest for victims of violent crime, with a third going unrecorded. Of sexual offences, 26% are not recorded.'  (BBC News, 18 November) One in five not even recorded - let alone solved! RD

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