Large number of crimes committed in Harlow remain unsolved

Crime / Tue 12th Sep 2023 at 02:24pm

AS you may know, we do like to look at the crime statistics that are published on the website of the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

One of the key indicators is the solved outcomes.

So let us look at the solve rates for the latest figures from June 2023.

Crime Type No.of Crimes No of crimes solved and percentage

Violence with Injury: 1013: 192: 19%

Violence without injury: 1992: 299: 15%

Stalking and Harassment: 1389: 144: 10.4%

Rape: 148: 8: 5.4%

Robbery: 104: 4: 3.8%

Burglary: 467: 45: 9.6%

Theft of Vehicle: 374: 7: 1.9%

Arson: 910: 116: 12.7%

Racially Aggravated Offences: 171: 60: 35.1%

Drug Offences: 510: 402: 78.8%

Public Order: 1107: 67: 24.8%


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16 Comments for Large number of crimes committed in Harlow remain unsolved:

2023-09-12 15:31:41

My neighbours car was stolen over night saturday night, turns out these days you have to report it online. I know the chances of getting it back are slim but they could at least make it look like they care. Sadly these days the police are to busy with insane virtue signalling and arresting people for hurty words on the internet.

gary roberts
2023-09-12 16:05:58

"Large number of crimes committed in Harlow remain unsolved" Really? Are you sure? Why? Aren't we told that crime is down and police officer numbers are up. Sadly just another piece of nonsense from this disgusting government that wouldn't know truth even if accidentally achieved it! And the electorate also know that.

2023-09-12 17:33:19

There's been a big thing around the spring hills area the past couple days trying to catch a man who's beat and pulled a knife out on a woman. Somehow he keeps slipping through the polices fingers. Utter shambles

2023-09-12 17:34:43

More detail would be useful. For instance , for how many crimes do the police know the perpetrator but not have the evidence to gain a conviction. And does the Pareto principle apply ie 80% of crimes being committed to a small number of criminals. With dna and cctv I would expect detection rates ro improve

David Forman
2023-09-12 17:38:27

Essex Police have for years been struggling with a crap computer system called Athena, which may explain some of the poor performance. See BBC article on Athena at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46964659

2023-09-12 17:45:39

I don't see how some of these are unsolved when there so much cctv for example there has been a group of people trying snatch peoples children up the town and they never got caught? , The whole town has cctv including the carparks...this frustrates me when it involves children who are super vulnerable and I feel like the police turn a blind eye sometimes because they can't be bothered. There's definitely enough footage to of held someone accountable! It used to be a safe town 10years ago but now there are lots of gangs and overspill from london bringing it down!

2023-09-12 19:49:43

What a disgrace these figures show. The ordinary Bobby on the beat must surely see the failure from above has effected their morale in solving essex crimes. For gods sake get rid of that clown Harrington and his sidekick Hirst and start to solve crimes and give the people of essex some confidence that this will happen and happen now. Please do not say additional officers will sort this out because if you really belief that you are living in ga ga land And to you Harrington have you authorised the purchase of 72 new office desks because no matter whilst you and your sidekick are in charge we will still not see evidence on the street of any changes

2023-09-12 19:50:23

I keep reading comments blaming people from London for the huge rise in crime in Harlow,butHarlow was built for Londoners back in 1947 -50. We have people living here from many different Towns and many different Countries who clearly come here to commit crime.Its insulting for us long term Harlow born and bred residents to see what our birthplace/ hometown has become. Its full of gangs and criminals from everywhere and including many much youger harlow born residents whose parents dont give a s*** what their kids are up to. So tragic what Harlow has now become.No regeneration will make Harlow as good as it was. Tragic.

2023-09-12 20:46:09

Say something that someone takes offence at on any social media platform and the though police will find you and punish you in a flash, however commit a REAL crime and your highly unlikely to be caught

Me, Harlow
2023-09-12 20:52:12

When I first moved here 12 years ago there were specials walking around, chatting to folk, keeping an eye on them but the lost their jobs due to Tory cutbacks. While living here I've had two encounters with Essex police as a victim of a crime. The first our car was written off (along with 4 others) in a carpark by a drunk driver. The officers who attended had real trouble with understanding the letter 'O' and the number 0 while they were punching in the reg number of the drunk driver. The case was dropped despite CCTV everywhere. The second time someone smashed our door in because I asked them so stop urinating against it. Gave the police a description over the phone of the young lads (white, early 20's oiks). The police turned up 3 hours later, informing us that they'd been chasing a couple of black kids near McDonalds, thinking they were the ones responsible... oh for goodness sake. The investigation was dropped, despite CCTV everywhere. I have no confidence the police in Essex whatsoever and that's a real shame and sad state of affairs so these numbers do not surprise me.

2023-09-12 20:56:19

I did wonder if the increase in crime figures ties in with the increase of the London overspill being directed at Harlow and Police not being allowed to police because who the offenders maybe?

Mr. David
2023-09-13 16:50:14

You can bet on this tho, you catch one of these vile people and deal with it yourself the police will coming calling........quickly!!

2023-09-16 09:51:49

Every night cars are being shot at windows smashed.helions road. Cctv not looked at. Residents should be able to park their cars. No reassurance from the police. No police presence.

Paul Kersey
2023-09-17 12:49:07

Harlow police are non existent they are only interested in homophobic and hate crimes. This seems to be the only thing they are measured on these days. Their is a big push to get knifes of the streets, but most people are scarred as the police are no deterrent and do little to protect anyone. Its becoming a lawless society. Its like the wild west, Harlow is like Dodge city without the sheriff

2023-11-26 19:12:26

Justice needs served to all who are a nuisence to decent people of harlow! Harlow Police are not interested, they only issue crime reference numbers to no avail. They have to sort it out. Harlow has become a haven for criminals as the police are to scared and spineless to act. Justice will be got soon enough without the help of our non existant police force! Its the only way forward.

Peter Pigledge
2023-11-27 10:51:43

Soon will we all be paying for private security in our neighbourhoods. It`s the way forward , the Police Force can`t police any longer, not enough of them. Criminals are going unpunished because of the huge backlog of pending cases in our courts, serious cases taking up to 2/3 yrs and god knows how long the others are taking , our prisons are full to bursting point which leads to rapists and violent offenders walking our streets. I`d happily pay a reasonable community fee for proper security (no obese allowed) to police our neighbourhoods.

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