Incidence of Detection and Conviction of Offenders
For various reasons the number of crimes of violence recorded by the police can not be expected to be identical with the number of persons convicted of such crimes. In fact the ratio between the number of crimes recorded and the number of persons convicted gives some indication of the extent to which the law is being enforced. In addition to examining the question of the number of crimes that are committed together in one incident, an attempt will be made in this Chapter to throw some light upon the number and type of crimes which remain unsolved and the number and type of cases in which, although an arrest has been made, the alleged offender is not convicted of the crime of violence charged.
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