Home Office written question – answered on 3rd July 2018.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the factors preventing the police from solving more than five per cent of all burglary and robbery cases in England and Wales; and what steps they plan to take, if any, to improve the police's performance in this area.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

The Government understands the impact that burglary and robbery have on the victims of these crimes.

This is why we encourage all victims to report these crimes to the police, and we expect the police to take all such reports seriously and to investigate, to help to ensure that the offenders are brought to justice. How these crimes are investigated is a matter for chief constables, and it is for Police and Crime Commissioners to ensure that the police are responding to the crime priorities in their areas. The Government is satisfied that the police have the resources they need to do their important work.

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