View Full Version : Now we know why the crime stats are down

30th April 2013, 08:19
BBC News - 'Community resolutions' used in 10,000 serious violence cases (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22346971)

More than 10,000 serious violent crimes were dealt with informally last year, despite guidelines to the contrary.

Police used "community resolutions", which can include an apology or compensation to the victim, instead of prosecutions and cautions.

The Association of Chief Police Officers says resolutions should only be used for low-level crime.

The data came from 33 police forces in England and Wales which responded to a Freedom of Information request.

Good or Bad?

30th April 2013, 08:22
Yes its easy to report lower crime stats if you stop counting them!