Screened out crimes

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1678
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you provide me with a borough by borough breakdown of how many acquisitive and violent crimes are screened out?

Answer

Answer for Screened out crimes

Answer for Screened out crimes

Answered By: 
The Mayor

All crime is subject to a primary investigation. Crime Screening is a long-standing national process that enables police forces to ensure that resources are efficiently and effectively deployed for the investigation of crime. The screening policy is not driven by resources but by the availability of usable evidence of a crime. Where good leads and available forensic evidence is at hand the investigation moves from the initial stage to a secondary investigation so suspects can be identified and charged.

The decision to refer a crime to secondary investigation is now taken centrally by the Crime Recording and Investigation Bureau (CRIB). Although boroughs retain small Case Management Units to ensure crimes are allocated to the correct teams and to carry out administrative functions. 

The attached table in Appendix 4 shows a borough by borough breakdown of how many acquisitive and violent crimes are screened out.

                

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