The Quarter's Crime

Herts Mercury 11th May 1907


The Standing Joint Committee reported that they had received from the Chief Constable a return of crime for the quarter ended 30th March 1907.

It gave a total of 863 persons apprehended and summoned, of whom 23 were committed for trial, 722 summarily, and 118 discharged.

In comparison  with the corresponding quarter of last year, there was an increase of 217 persons apprehended and summoned.

During the quarter 112 males and 24 females were proceeded against for drunkenness, of whom 109 males and 23 females were convicted and 3 males and 1 female discharged; as against 90 males and 12 females in the corresponding quarter of last year, of whom 84 males and 10 females were convicted, and 6 males and 2 females discharged.

During the quarter, 6 holders of licences were proceeded against for offences under the Licensing Acts, resulting in 1 conviction and 5 dismissals, as against 5 holders of licences in the corresponding quarter of last year, of whom 4 were convicted and one dismissed.

During the quarter 129 felonies were reported. of these 67 were detected and 62 remain under investigation. The value of property stolen amounts to £251 3s, of which £76 6s. 8d. has been recovered.

In the corresponding quarter of last year 107 felonies were reported, and property to the value of £239 3s. 9d. stolen: of this amount the value of property recovered was £ 87 3s. 9d.

The following prosecutions under the County byelaws were dealt with during the quarter: Good Rule and Government 49, resulting in 12 convictions and 7 dismissals: Lighting of Vehicles, 24 resulting in 20 convictions and 4 dismissals: Bulls, 1, which was dismissed.




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