In the Independent today:
Statistics released by the Home Office show that the number of reported offences resulting in a prosecution had fallen to the lowest level since data recording began in 2015. Only 7.8 per cent of crimes saw a suspect charged or summonsed in 2018-19, compared to 9.1 per cent the year before. For rape the figure was just 1.5 per cent – down from 3 per cent in 2017-18 – and the figure was only 8 per cent for violence, 7 per cent for robbery, 6 per cent for theft and 3.5 per cent for sexual offences.
In sharp contrast in Scotland:
Clear up rates for the different crime types show marked differences, from 25.2% for Fire-raising, Vandalism etc. and 36.9% for Crimes of Dishonesty to 76.1% for Non-sexual crimes of violence and 89.6% for Other crimes.
So, just on violence, 8% in England and 76.1% clear-up rate in Scotland.
In this most serious of crimes Scotland’s recent clear-up rate was 100%! See: