The Standing Joint Committee reported that they had received from the Chief Constable a return for crime for the quarter ended 8th June. It gave a total of 595 persons apprehended and summoned, of whom 12 were committed for trial, 510 summarily convicted, and 73 discharged. In comparison to the corresponding quarter of last year, there was a decrease of 216 apprehended and summoned.
In the quarter 57 males and 8 females were proceeded against for drunkenness, of whom 55 males and 8 females were convicted and 2 males discharged; as against 93 males and 15 females in the corresponding quarter of last year, of whom 91 males and 12 females were convicted and 2 males and 3 females discharged.
Two holders of licences were proceeded against for offences under the Licensing Acts, which resulted in 2 dismissals, as against 5 holders of licences in the corresponding quarter of last year, of whom 2 were convicted and 3 dismissed.
Fifty-seven felonies were reported to the divisional offices; of these 28 were detected and 29 remain under investigation.The value of property stolen amounted to £183 0s. 6d., of which £44 12s. 6d. had been recovered. In the corresponding quarter of last year 101 felonies were reported, and property to the value of £252 7s. 8d. stolen; of this amount the value of property recovered was £70 9s. 11d.
The following prosecutions under the County Byelaws were dealt with during the quarter under report: – Good Rule And Government, 37, which resulted in 36 convictions and 1 dismissal. Lighting of vehicles, 16 which resulted in 16 convictions. As to bulls, 1, which resulted in a conviction.