The quarter's return of crime

Hertfordshire Mercury, 27th October 1906


The Standing Joint Committee reported that they had received from the Chief Constable a return of crime for the past quarter, which gave a total of 1,027 persons apprehended and summoned, of whom 29 were committed for trial, 878 summarily convicted, and 120 discharged.

In comparison with the corresponding quarter of last year there was a decrease of 122 persons apprehended and summoned.

During the quarter 119 males and 18 females were proceeded against for drunkeness, of whom 112 males  and 17 females were convicted, and 7 males and 1 female discharged: as against 169 males and 25 females in the corresponding quarter of last year, of whom 165 males and 25 females were convicted and 4 males discharged.

Six holders of licences were proceeded against for offences under the Licensing Acts, which resulted in 3 convictions and 3 dismissals, as against 9 holders of licences in the corresponding quarter of last year, of whom 5 were convicted and 4 dismissed.

During the quarter 113 felonies were reported to the Divisonal Officers. Of these 70 were detected and 43 remain under investigation.

The value of property stolen amounted to £261.18s. 2d. of which £34 3s.4d. had been recovered. In the corresponding quarter of last year 96 felonies were reported, and property to the value of £180.7s.5d. stolen: of this amount the value of property recovered was £57 19s.11d.

The following prosecutions under the County Byelaws were dealt with during the quarter :- Good Rule and Government 87, which resulted in 86 convictions and 1 dismissal: Lighting of Vehicles, 34 which resulted in 32 convictions, and 2 dismissals.


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