Latest statistics show that in 2015 fewer than half of the 3,080 crimes recorded in the Island resulted in a suspect being charged to appear in court or before a parish hall inquiry.
The police say that 40 per cent of crimes committed last year have been given a ‘detected’ status – although, according to a spokesman, that figure is set to rise as offences from 2015 continue to be solved this year.
In 2014, 57 per cent of crimes were classified as ‘undetected’, meaning officers had exhausted all lines of inquiry and a suspect had not been identified, comparatively, in Guernsey, which released its annual police performance report last week, 50 per cent of recorded crimes were classified as solved last year.
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