Fewer than one-in-10 crimes end up in court



Dozens of vulnerable residents in sheltered housing have fallen prey to crime, new figures show - with offences ranging from arson to sex assaults.
Just 14 of the 156 reports made since 2014/15 led to a charge or summons to court, sparking concerns from welfare charities that too many offenders are “getting away with their crimes”.
A Freedom of Information request to Lancashire Police covering sheltered housing and assisted living showed the statistics include 13 assaults that resulted in an injury, 24 less serious assaults and 20 burglaries.
One person reported a rape, four more reported... read more

 
6 February 2018 in Regional North West , Views: 29
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