Police crime statistics for Harlow continue to reveal very low solve rates
Crime / Thu 29th Dec 2022 at 03:22pm
AS regular readers will know, we often have a look at the crime statistics for Harlow.
They will also be aware that we tend to focus on the solve rates.
The stats are sourced from the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s website.
As the PFCC is very proud to tell us that the police numbers continue to grow and grow, many will expect the solve rates to also increase.
You may well see an increase in the police part of the council tax. You may want to ask the Tory PFCC , Roger Hirst, what targets he set for Harlow when it comes to solving crimes.
This is not a criticism of the police in Harlow, who work very hard, day in and day out to protect and serve but more a question for our politicians.
We draw your attention to crimes such as rape, burglary and car theft.
If you go to their website, you can see comparable stats for the whole county.
Selected solve rates below:
For guidance-No of crimes is followed by number solved and percentage.
Crimes are November 2021 to November 2022
Rape: Over 16: 119-1: 0.8%
Violence with Injury: 1062-200: 18%
Stalking and Harassment-1721-140: 8%
Domestic Abuse-2121-287: 13%
Racial/Religiously Aggravated Offences-174-56: 32%
Possession of Weapons-148-103: 69%
Burglary Residential-356-30: 8%
Theft of a Vehicle-299-11: 3%
Violence With Injury
Essex: 16,176-2511: 15%
Chelmsford: 1562-229: 14%
Braintree: 1187-207: 17%
Uttlesford: 462-74: 16%
Maldon: 403-53: 13%
Colchester: 2039-260: 12%
Tendring: 1548-224: 14%
Southend: 2155-349: 16%
Castle Point: 618-92: 14%
Rochford: 522-114: 21%
Basildon: 1908-344: 18%
Thurrock: 1389-194: 13%
Epping Forest: 856-105: 12%
Harlow: 1062-200: 18%
Citizen1 - allow me to spell it out for you: TORIES.
What do these figures mean? Do they mean that fewer crimes are solved? If so then the residents' in this town were already aware of that fact. As for asking the police and crime commissioner anything is like another unsolved crime. I asked to meet him recently to discuss policing in my area. The answer from his "associates" was that he was too busy. Too busy means in effect "go away, I don't talk to residents." Therefore the lack of a police present in my area means that we have a full-time officer and a part time officer that covers all of the CM17 area. And when I speak to them they just say morale is very low within the Harlow force and just apologise. They are not the people that should be apologising it is the Commissioner who apparently oversee's their roles that should do that. And the "new officers'" nonsense is another deflection worthy of contempt. Again it is lions led by donkeys!
To add to the story I would suggest looking at this report in the Guardian and reported in the i newspaper: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/dec/30/police-1800-officers-recruited-under-boris-johnson-scheme-have-resigned
"Very Low" but comparable or higher the rest of Essex and Nationally. What exactly is acceptable to the author?
Same all over the country - save for a couple of areas where the Chief Constables have introduced novel ideas like 'solve more crimes'. Employ more police officers of the correct calibre and stop wasting their time on crap like diversity courses & endless paperwork. Attend burglaries, up patrols and bring in harsher punishments.