Less than one in 20 street robberies and burglaries are being solved in the UK, shocking new figures have revealed.
Official police data shows that just four per cent of robberies and three per cent of burglaries were solved in England and Wales in 2017.
The figures will fuel concerns that there is a crisis in the nation’s policing, with one MP describing London as ‘the Wild West.
- The “Wild West” was policed by private vengeance rather than by the forces law and was by comparison exceedingly safe. Killing someone would result in a gang of the friends of the victim hunting you down.
- The news reminds me of Mark Steyn’s bon mot, “Britain, where everything is policed except crime”.