The analysis done by Labour shows that 1,145,254 theft cases were dropped in 2021 because the police couldn’t find the person who stole.

Last year, more than a million thefts in England and Wales were not solved, according to a study by Labour.

The party has said that it is “disgraceful” that 1,145,254 cases were dropped because the police couldn’t find a suspect.

The analysis also shows that the average cost of a home break-in for a family was £1,400, which means that unsolved crimes cost millions of pounds.

And the overall charge rate, which is the number of crimes for which a suspect is arrested and charged, has dropped from over 15% seven years ago to just 5.4% today.

Two months ago, the National Police Chief’s Council promised for the first time to send officers to all home break-ins.

Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary for Labour, said that theft and burglary were “awful crimes” that “should be properly investigated and not just left for the victims to make an insurance claim.”

She said that the current home secretary, Suella Braverman, had “no plan to turn this around” and was “more interested in gimmicks than a serious plan to catch more criminals.”
Ms. Cooper said that if Labour got into power, they had a “fully costed plan” to put 13,000 more neighbourhood police on the streets to “fight crime where it starts and help communities.”

Sarah Jones, who is the shadow minister for policing, said that the government has a “let’s-do-nothing” approach to prevention.

Ms. Jones said that Labour would stop this by “putting youth workers in jails and hospitals to keep young people out of crime” and by focusing on mental health so that police officers could focus on stopping crime.

A spokesperson for the Home Office said, “The home secretary has made it clear that we welcome the promise that police will be there when homes are broken into.

“We continue to help the police, including by investing more money than ever before and hiring 20,000 more officers by March 2023.”