Outstanding suspects

MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Question By: 
Susan Hall
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


For each of the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and the current, please the number of outstanding suspects (defined as suspects added to an investigation without a custody record or given the term 'suspect - interviewed)?


Answer for Outstanding suspects
Outstanding suspects

Outstanding suspects

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The table below shows a count of suspects from the crime recording system whereby a proper name has been recorded and there is:

  • No custody number recorded,
  • elimination recorded,
  • or they were interviewed under code G. 

The information also includes the number of suspects shown as wanted on the electronic warrant management system.

Please note that the number of outstanding suspects during the most recent year will be heavily impacted by the time elapsed. A number of these reports would still have been at the early stages of investigation when the data set was extracted from MPS systems. The MPS would expect to see a reduction in this number of outstanding suspects as time progresses. 

Therefore, the most recent data would not be directly comparable to the earlier time periods. 

Calendar year Count
2015 1,363
2016 1,757
2017 2,328
2018 (not comparable with previous years) 11,530