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DAMNING DATA: Zero arrests made after burglaries in Kings Langley since 2020

 Published on: 2nd November 2023   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

Data revealed to KINGSnews has shone a light on the highs and lows of policing in the village.

Results from a Freedom of Information request have shown the arrest rate to reported crimes in Kings Langley and the wider borough.

The most galling statistic is the arrest rate of reported burglaries and robberies. From January 2020 through to August 2023, no arrests were made.

Overall, in 2023, just 7.8 per cent of all crimes reported in Kings Langley have resulted in an arrest, a rate that is worse than each of the last three years.

This is not an anomaly, as data shows that 2023 has been a poor year across Dacorum, with just 12.6 per cent of crimes resulting in an arrest.

Meanwhile, the statistics did highlight some positives. In 2023, 60 per cent of sexual offence crimes in Kings Langley resulted in an arrest, whilst in the previous three years the arrest rate was between 13 and 19 per cent.

A spokesperson for Herts Police said: “We fully understand the impact that crime of any kind has on victims and the wider community as a whole. Hertfordshire continues to remain one of the safest counties in the country and we’re committed to keeping it that way.

“We work hard to prevent, detect and solve crime every single day.

“Every report is reviewed to identify any proportionate investigative opportunities, make arrests, and ultimately hold criminals to account for their actions. We will always do everything we can to bring offenders to justice.”

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