Quarterly Return Of Crime

Hertfordshire Mercury, 12th May 1906


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 646 persons apprehended and summoned, of whom 17 were committed for trial, 540 summarily convicted and 89 discharged.

In comparison with the corresponding quarter of the last year there was a decrease of 130 persons apprehended and summoned.

During the quarter 90 males and 12 females were proceeded against for drunkenness, of whom 84 males and 10 males were convicted and 6 males and 2 females discharged: as against 86 males and 17 females in the corresponding quarter of last year.

Five holders of licenses were proceeded against for offences under the Licensing Acts, which resulted in 4 convictions and 1 dismissal: as against 8 in the corresponding quarter of last year, of whom 4 were convicted and 4 dismissed.

During the quarter 107 felonies were reported to the Divisional Officers. Of these 55 were detected and 52 under investigation.

The values of property stolen amounted to £230.3s.9d. of which £87.3s.9d. had been recovered. In the corresponding quarter of last year 129 felonies were reported, and property to the value of £296.19s.5d. stolen: of this amount the value of property recovered was £34.3s.9d.

The following prosecutions under the county byelaws were dealt with during the quarter under report: Good rule and government 41, resulting in 33 convictions and 8 dismissals; lighting of vehicles 10, resulting in 9 convictions and one dismissal; and one conviction as to bulls.

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