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Unsolved Crimes

Volume 977: debated on Thursday 31 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of crimes reported to the police remains unsolved.

As my hon. Friend may see from the information given in table 2.7 of the publication "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales, 1978", for 1978 the proportion of indictable offences recorded by the police and not cleared up was 58 per cent. Information for 1979 is not yet available.