Detected and Undetected Homicides 2003-2013

Last month the Metropolitan Police released data on the number of homicides between 2003 and 2013 under the Freedom of Information Act. The data also reveals the number of homicides classed as ‘detected’ and ‘undetected’. Sanction Detections refer to ‘police generated detections’ where the accused receives a punishment or sanction (charge, caution, summons) from the police. Non-Sanction detections (Other) […]

Unsolved Murders in London: 2014

Three murders in London during 2014 remain unsolved. Can you help? Mashboor Hussain, 73, collapsed and died during a suspected burglary at his home in Tooting on 11 February 2014. Two men were charged but the case was dropped due to insufficient evidence. Floarea Nicolae, 20, was stabbed to death in Edmonton, north London, on 1 […]

Unsolved Murders in London: 2013

These six London murder cases from 2013 remain unsolved. Can you help? Call the police, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Joseph Burke-Monerville, 19, was shot dead in a suspected case of mistaken identity in Clapton on 16 February 2013. The teenager, a forensic science student at the London Metropolitan University, was sitting in a […]

Sanction Detection Rates

The ‘murder rate’ is one way of measuring the effectiveness of the justice system. Another is the percentage of homicides that are ‘cleared up’ – otherwise known as the Sanction Detection Rate. This means cases where a suspect has been identified but not necessarily convicted of the crime, perhaps because they have been acquitted on […]