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New police system to give 'clarity' on unsolved crimes

Police forces in England and Wales are to give the public more accurate figures about unsolved crimes.

Currently police can record cases which do not result as a charge or caution as 'undetected'.

From April 1 all forces in England and Wales will replace the 'undetected' category with descriptions such as "prosecution prevented."

Irene Curtis, President of Police Superintendents Association of England and Wales, told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast: "It's about giving the public that clarity."

  • 30 Dec 2013
  • From the section UK
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