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The police have given up on actual crime

23 March 2024

9:00 AM

23 March 2024

9:00 AM

What do you do if you can’t solve crime? For the police in this country – as in many other western countries – the answer is obvious. You police non-crime.

The fact that our police do not police crime is not my view. It is a fact. Recent figures have shown that they currently fail to solve 90 per cent of reported crimes.

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