The Quarter's Crime
Hertfordshire Mercury, 2nd February 1907
The Standing Joint Committee reported that they had received from the Chief Constable a return of crime for the quarter ended 1st December, 1906. It gave a total of 537 persons apprehended and summoned, of whom 17 were committed for trial, 468 summarily convicted, and 52 discharged. In comparison with the corresponding quarter of last year there was a decrease of 140 persons apprehended and summoned. During the quarter 59 males and 13 females were proceeded against for drunkenness, of whom 55 males and 12 females were convicted, and 4 males and 1 female discharged; as against 73 males and 11 females in the corresponding quarter of last year, of whom 70 males and 11 females were convicted and 3 males discharged. During the quarter under report, 2 holders of licences were proceeded against for offences under the Licensing Acts, which resulted in two convictions, as against 7 holders of licences in the corresponding quarter of last year, of whom 3 were convicted and 4 dismissed. During the quarter 84 felonies were reported to the divisional officers. Of these 51 were detected and 33 remain under investigation. The value of property stolen amounted to £104 18s, of which £58 0s. 9d. had been recovered. In the corresponding quarter of last year 76 felonies were reported, and property to the value of £183 7s. 5d. stolen; of this amount the value of property recovered was £80 10s. 2d. The following prosecutions under the County Byelaws were dealt with during the quarter:- Good rule and Government, 30, which resulted in 28 convictions and 2 dismissals; Lighting of Vehicles, 21, which resulted in 21 convictions.