William Wood, Acting Chief Constable's Return of Crime
Hertfordshire Mercury, 8th May 1915
At the Annual Meeting of the County Council, held at the Shire Hall, Hertford, on Monday, the Chief Constable’s Return of Crime for the past quarter was presented, showing that 408 persons were apprehended and summoned, of whom 8 were committed for trial, 283 summarily convicted, and 117 discharged. In comparison with the corresponding quarter of last year there was a decrease of 60 apprehended and summoned. During the quarter 31 males and 3 females were proceeded against for drunkenness, all of whom were convicted, as against 48 males and 11 females in the corresponding quarter last year, of whom 44 males and 9 females were convicted and 4 males and 2 females discharged. Three publicans were proceeded against and two convicted, being the same number as in the corresponding quarter of 1914.