The Quarter's Crime

Hertfordshire Mercury, 2nd November 1907

The Standing Joint Committee reported that they had received from the Chief Constable a return of crime for the past quarter, giving a total of 1,030 persons apprehended and summoned, of whom 14 were committed for trial, 900 summarily convicted, and 116 discharged .

In comparison with the corresponding quarter of last year there was an increase of three persons apprehended and summoned. During quarter 139 males and 13 females were proceeded against for drunkenness of whom 132 males and 13 females were convicted and 7 males discharged; as against 119 males and 18 females in the corresponding quarter of last year, of whom 112 males and 17 females were convicted and 7 males and one female discharged.

Six holders of licenses were proceeded against for offences under the Licensing Act, which resulted in 3 convictions and three dismissals, as against 6 holders of licenses in the corresponding quarter of last year, of whom 3 were convicted and three dismissed.

During the quarter 127 felonies were reported; of these 84 were detected and 43 remain under investigation. The value of property stolen amounts to £169 13s. 4d., of which £79 11s. 4d. has been recovered. In the corresponding quarter of last year 113 felonies were reported, and property to the value of £261 18s. 2d. stolen; of this amount the value of property recovered was £54 3s. 4d.

The following prosecutions under county byelaws were dealt with: Good rule and government, 92, which resulted in 92 convictions; lighting of vehicles, 16, which resulted in 16 convictions; as to bulls, one which resulted in a conviction; noises in towns,etc., one, which resulted in a conviction.




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