From BBC England today:
Policy Exchange, a centre-right think tank, says some common offences are “in essence almost entirely decriminalised” because policing has “lost its way”. Boris Johnson said making Britain safer has always been a priority. The report said that the public feels police officers are “more interested in being woke than solving crimes”. Mr Spencer [the author] said the police’s ability to solve common crime is “woefully low” with only 3.5% of residential burglaries, 6.3% of robberies and 4.1% of thefts solved during the last year.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-62732336
BBC Scotland has not been reporting on this problem despite their usual enthusiasm for reporting supposed failures by Police Scotland. They’re still milking the rubbish strikes. Here’s why:
The clear-up rate for housebreaking, Scotland’s version of burglary at 31.5% is pushing nine times higher than the 3.5% rate in England and improving over more than ten years of SNP government. The clear-up rate for other theft, at 24.1% is six times higher than the 4.1% rate in England and, also improving over the last decade or so.