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Crime Detection

Volume 894: debated on Tuesday 24 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how the detection rate of crime has varied in England and Wales in the past 10 years; and, in particular, if it is possible to break this down into categories of offence.

The following table gives the information available for the last three years. No comparable figures are available for years before 1972 because of changes in legislation affecting offence groups, and changes in recording practice.

OFFENCES RECORDED AS KNOWN TO THE POLICE WHICH WERE CLEARED UP
England and Wales
Percentage
197219731974
Violence against the person80·881·880·2
Sexual offences77·477·577·9
Robbery42·746·039·7
Burglary36·637·434·0
Theft and handling stolen goods32·733·632·0
Fraud and forgery82·682·482·4
Criminal and malicious damage37·238·737·9
Other offences93·793·291·1
Total41·142·339·3