Brickbat: By the Numbers


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Scotland Yard reports just 5.5 percent of burglary reports in the United Kingdom between April 2017 and April 2018 resulted in an arrest. And police made arrests in just 7 percent of robberies reported in that period. In defense of the police, Chief Constable Bill Skelly, a spokesman for the the National Police Chiefs' Council, says that those numbers include many crimes in which there is "no suspect and little prospect of a criminal justice outcome."