Report: British Police Solve Just Four Percent Of Robberies and Three Percent Of Burglaries

Abbe-03According to The Sunday Times, shocking report shows that only four percent of robberies in England and Wales in 2017 were solved.  Only three percent of burglaries were solved. That is a dismal record and indicates that criminals can effectively act with impunity in victimizing citizens.

There is a long-standing theory that deterrence is a balance of the size of the penalty and the rate of detection. As detection rates fall, penalties are increased to maintain the level of deference.  In this case, detection is almost zero for these crimes and Great Britain’s level of sentencing is traditionally lower than the United States.  Even with higher sentencing, this virtually non-existent enforcement would make deterrence very unlikely.

Adding to this problem is the fact the number of officers in England and Wales is at its lowest level since the late 1980s.

London has been experiencing a sharp increase in knife attacks, including his shocking video of a still unidentified man who attacked a car with a huge “Zombie killer” knife:


25 thoughts on “Report: British Police Solve Just Four Percent Of Robberies and Three Percent Of Burglaries”

  1. Of course criminals act with impunity. They are safe in the knowledge that the police won’t catch them, and the populace are unarmed victims.

    1. It was my understanding that only convicted murders are counted in reported crime rates. I wonder if the same is true for property crimes.

  2. Wow. I’m sure if you mapped out these abyssimal statistics by municipality, you would see a clearer picture.
    You’d see well-to-do ones where over 50% of these crimes are solved, and the worst where less than 0.1% are solved. And most of the crime is taking place in these worst police districts. England has never escaped the class stratified society, and these numbers reflect it.

    1. I don’t know about that pbinca. I have read how the middle class and wealthy are frequently robbed while at home, when they’ve turned their alarms off.

      I have not read anything about their police either solving more of those crimes or deterring them.

      If you have any information to the contrary, please post it. That would be very sad.

  3. The English used to have honor, courage and strength; now they are a bunch of PC wimps.

    Their choice to let their country go down the drain.

  4. Who has time for burglars when threats like Tommy Robinson exit who muat be jailed for videoing the outside of courtrooms where Muslim gangs are tried for grooming English girls for rape? No time for rapists either! Accommodate the invading horde with political correctness and watch British society die.

    1. Savage – Sherlock is alive and well and doing high-end crimes. 😉

        1. Prairie Rose – Sherlock is up and running again. He has a TV series and a movie series. According to Guiness World Records, he is the most filmed fiction character of all time. 😉

          1. Thank you, Paul, for the update. I am behind the times. I did not know about the TV series. I did see one of the more recent movies with Robert Downey, Jr and it was excellent. I have not been making time lately for watching movies or TV series, which is a pity.

            ““’But you have retired, Holmes. We heard of you as living the life of a hermit among your bees and your books in a small farm upon the South Downs.’”

            1. Prairie Rose – we thought he fell to his death off a waterfall. 🙂 Fanboys can be wrong.

              1. Paul,
                Oh-ho! Not the great Sherlock Holmes! You forget he knew bartitsu! 🙂

                “Well, then, about that chasm. I had no serious difficulty in getting out of it, for the very simple reason that I never was in it.”

                “You never were in it?”

                “No, Watson, I never was in it. My note to you was absolutely genuine. I had little doubt that I had come to the end of my career when I perceived the somewhat sinister figure of the late Professor Moriarty standing upon the narrow pathway which led to safety. I read an inexorable purpose in his gray eyes. I exchanged some remarks with him, therefore, and obtained his courteous permission to write the short note which you afterwards received. I left it with my cigarette-box and my stick, and I walked along the pathway, Moriarty still at my heels. When I reached the end I stood at bay. He drew no weapon, but he rushed at me and threw his long arms around me. He knew that his own game was up, and was only anxious to revenge himself upon me. We tottered together upon the brink of the fall. I have some knowledge, however, of baritsu, or the Japanese system of wrestling, which has more than once been very useful to me. I slipped through his grip, and he with a horrible scream kicked madly for a few seconds, and clawed the air with both his hands. But for all his efforts he could not get his balance, and over he went. With my face over the brink, I saw him fall for a long way. Then he struck a rock, bounded off, and splashed into the water.”

                1. Prairie Rose – have you ever seen anyone use the Japanese art of baritsu? Besides the great Sherlock Holmes. I watch my fair share of Japanese samurai film and have never seen it used.

                  1. Paul,
                    No. I guess movie producers think swords and kicks and hand strikes look cinematically cooler than wrestling moves. Consider: there are very few movies about with wrestling at all and tons with kung fu. Neo does not submit Mr. Anderson but he does know kung fu.

                    1. Prairie Rose – I forgot that Sherlock has a TV show in the UK (Sherlock) and one in the US (Elementary), plus the movie franchise. Some of the earlier works are finally in the public domain.

                    2. Thank you, Paul! That sounds interesting. I will have to check them out.

    1. Squeeky – the UK is literally committing suicide on its way to Brexit. :-J

  5. Isn’t the answer to this abysmal performance obvious? The cops fear inflaming the very people who are committing the crimes,Muslims.

    1. John M

      In addition to what you said, maybe the police concentrate on victimless crimes – just like here in the U.S.

      1. There is no such thing as a victimless crime. If you’re referring to the drug trade, about 20% of law enforcement manpower is devoted to controlling it.

  6. At the risk of being not PC – a lot of crimes due to political reasons are never prosecuted. UK is done.

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