May 7, 2013 9:37 AM
Suffolk: Four in five sex crimes [complaints] go unsolved, figures reveal
"VICTIMS [complainants] of rape and sex crimes are losing faith in the justice system, it was claimed last night, after it was revealed four in five sex crimes [complaints] go unsolved.
Officers solved just one in five – 20% – of the 540 serious sexual offences recorded [yup ... complaints] in Suffolk in 2012/13, a fall from nearly 30% in 2010/11, a police report showed.
Just 18.8% of the 202 rape crimes [complaints] in 2012/13 were solved, the report shows. It ranked the force as the fourth worst in England and Wales.
The rate fell despite a drop in the number of serious sex offences [complainants or real?]. There were 586 in 2009/10, 559 in 2010/11, and 589 in 2011/12.
The news follows Suffolk Police’s admission that five sex offenders [sic] are missing from the county’s Sex Offenders’ Register [sic] – which rose from 489 in 2009/10 to 584 in 2011/12.
We previously revealed 58 cautions were handed out to sex offenders [sic] between 2010 and 2012, as were 10 reprimands and 21 warnings.
Sex crime campaigners insisted justice is not being done [sic], arguing victims [complainants?] are at risk of further attacks with their offenders [defendants?], the majority of whom they know, free to walk the streets."