HC Deb 15 July 1912 vol 41 cc56-7W

asked the Home Secretary if any statistics are kept of persons arrested in error in the Metropolis or in the provinces; and whether figures are available of persons charged in Court of various offences and found to be innocent after an examination of police testimony against them?


The annual judicial statistics give full particulars of the number of persons arrested and the number of charges dismissed by the magistrates, but I need scarcely point out to my hon. Friend that the dismissal of a charge does not by any means necessarily imply that the prisoner was arrested in error or has been found to be innocent.

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