Quarterly Return Of Crime - 1906

Hertfordshire Mercury, 21st July 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 811 persons apprehended and summoned, of whom 21 were committed for trial, 715 summarily convicted, and 75 discharged.

In comparison with the corresponding quarter of last year there was an increase of 87 persons apprehended and summoned.

During the quarter 93 males and 15 females were proceeded against for drunkenness, of whom 91 males and 12 females were convicted and 2 males and 3 females discharged: as against 93 males and 12 females in the corresponding quarter of last year, of whom 92 males and 11 females were convicted and 1 male and 1 female discharged.

Five holders of licenses were proceeded against for offences under the Licensing Acts, which resulted in 2 convictions and 3 dismissals, as against 6 holders of licenses in the corresponding quarter of last year, of whom 5 were convicted  and 1 dismissed.

During the quarter 101 felonies were reported to the Divisional Officers. Of these 50 were detected and 51 remain under investigation. The value of the property stolen amounts to £252 7s. 8d., of which £70 9s.11d. has been recovered. In the corresponding quarter of last year 67 felonies were reported, and property to the value of £162 7s. 1/2d. stolen: of this amount the value of property recovered was £25 6s. 7 1/2d.

The following prosecutions under the County Byelaws were dealt with:- Good Rule and Government, 50, which resulted in 46 convictions and 4 dismissals: Lighting of Vehicles, 15 which resulted in 15 convictions; as to Street Betting,1, which resulted in a conviction.



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