Fewer than 4 per cent of offences investigated by police in a crime-ridden area of north-east London end up in court, it has been disclosed.
Statistics show that last year 1,094 crimes were investigated in Stoke Newington – an area on the Scotland Yard map that is made up of about 30 streets.
Just 45 offenders were dealt with in court in the same period, equivalent to just 3.37 per cent of the offences under investigation.
Note that that’s not convictions, that’s just those prosecuted in court. Which is an even worse number that the rape ones, right?