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Old 8th Nov 2015, 15:20
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Comparing the UK with the US is unrealistic for geographical & population distribution reasons.
A better comparison is USA and Canada
The Canadian homicide clearance rate in 2010 was 75%
(Police-reported clearance rates in Canada, 2010)

Furthermore, the vast majority of North American uncleared crime is gang-related homicides. Frankly, nobody gives a sh!t about one gang-banger killing another.

My experience in Canada is a murder clear-up rate of 100% for the last 30 years, and every one of those murderers was a relative or close family friend of the victim. My rural-dwelling friends in the USA report the same. We have no concerns.

As for the UK, its clearance rate for non-homicides is abysmal and dropping.
Given that the English Police are now to get no-notice inspections of their crime reporting, it would be reasonable to suggest that recent crime drops are at least partly due to under-recording.
Police face unannounced crime recording inspections - BBC News

The UK overall clear-up rate in 2010 was 27.8% , USA 21.7%, Canada 40%.
Again, bear in mind the geographical problems in USA and Canada.

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Old 8th Nov 2015, 15:24
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The British murder clear up rate is 95% and the police are unarmed while the American murder clear up rate is 65% and police are armed?
But those who watch television programmes might be excused for thinking that it's not so much the police who solve murders but rather specialist dedicated squads of detectives. It does of course seem logical to assume that all American detectives are armed. However, since there seem to be no published statistics available to show whether British detectives are armed or not, weapon carriage and especially weapon carriage by police, is surely irrelevant to an argument as to whether armed detectives perform more efficiently in their murder rate clear up rate than do unarmed detectives.
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