HC Deb 08 April 1982 vol 21 c418W
Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the 1981 police detection rate for serious crimes for each metropolitan county council area police force; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mayhew

The information requested is given in the following table:

Clear-up rate for the total of serious offences* recorded by the police in the police force areas covering metropolitan counties.
Police force area Percentage
Greater Manchester 41
Merseyside 34
Metropolitan Police District 17
Northumbria 50
South Yorkshire 50
West Midlands 32
West Yorkshire 41
* Excluding figures for 'other criminal damage' value £20 and under.

These rates are dependent upon many factors which differ between police force areas.