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The number of crimes going unsolved in the borough is at 80 per cent, research suggests
Figures have suggested that the number of crimes unsolved in the borough has risen to 80 per cent.
New statistics released from the Metropolitan Police reveals that during 2012/13 period, only 20 per cent of crimes were solved.
This percentage shows that approximately 18,098 crimes in the borough with levels of crimes solved dropping from 25 per cent in 2008/2009.
Enfield is also beneath the UK average of 27 per cent.
London Assembly Member for Enfield and Haringey Joanne McCartney said: “It is shocking that overall reported crime is down yet the number of unsolved crimes in Enfield is up to 80 per cent.
“Compared to the average in England and Wales, London is trailing on the number of crimes solved where we should be setting the gold standard.
“Since May 2010, in Enfield the number of PCs has been reduced by 3 per cent and PCSOs by 44 per cent. Victim satisfaction in London is lower than elsewhere in the UK and this is not acceptable. The Mayor must act now.”
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