asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the clear-up rate for the total number of serious offences recorded by the police in 1981 for each police force.
The information requested is given in the following table. These clear-up rates are average rates for all serious offences recorded and so are affected by variations in the types of offence recorded and the circumstances of those offences.
|Clear-up rate for total number of serious offences* recorded by the police in each police force area in England and Wales—1981|
|Police force area||Percentage|
|Avon and Somerset||39|
|Devon and Cornwall||42|
|London, City of||20|
|England and Wales||38|
|* Excluding figures for "other criminal damage" value £20 and under.|