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Crime: Detection Rates

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the trends in crime clear-up rates since 2000. (138481)

[holding answer 22 May 2007]: The overall detection rate was 24 per cent. in 2000-01. The detection rate remained broadly stable between 2001-02 and 2003-04 but has since risen to 26 per cent. in 2004-05 and 27 per cent. in 2005-06.

The last two years has seen an increased focus on sanctioned detections which can be largely attributed to the police performance assessment framework (PPAF). The sanctioned detection rate was 21 per cent. in 2004-05 and rose to 24 per cent. in 2005-06.