§ Sir J. Langford-Holt
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has been the increase as a percentage of indictable crimes in the West Mercia police area; and what has been the increase in the percentage of cases cleared up during the same period.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
The number of indictable offences recorded by the West Mercia police force increased by 34 per296W cent. in 1977 over 1976. The proportion of those offences cleared up fell from 58 per cent. in 1976 to 51 per cent. in 1977.