18th March 07:39
97% of criminals get away scot free
Blame the Pakistanis for flooding Britain with heroin .
Three strikes and you get jail for life is the best policy , one
strike in the case of drug dealers.
guardian.co.uk July 10
And that's how it is. The inspector knows it. Any police officer of
any rank knows it. What you see on The Bill is not what you get in
real life. Most of the time, most criminals get away with most of
their crimes. The Home Office knows it too. They crunched together
their best statistics and ****ysed 100 typical offences and then they
worked out how many of them had been brought to justice (a conviction,
a caution, or being "taken into consideration" for sentencing). And
the answer was ... three. To put it the other way around: as far as we
know, from the best research available, 97% of offences are never
brought to book.
That's the strange thing about this criminal justice system. It