An offence is deemed to be cleared up when any
of the conditions listed below is met. Italics denote the column
on the Crimsec 1D into which each clear up should be placed.
1. A person has been charged or summonsed
for the offence (irrespective of any subsequent acquittal)charge/summons.
2. The offence has been taken into consideration
by the court or if the unequivocal consent of the offender is
obtained by way of statement of admission and desire to have further
offences taken into considerationTIC (split into whether
an offence has been previously recorded or not).
3. The offender has been proceeded against
in another police force area for the offenceotherwise.
4. The offender dies before proceedings
could be initiated or completedotherwise.
5. The offender has been cautioned by the
6. The offender is ill and is unlikely to
recover or is too senile or too mentally disturbed for proceedings
to be takenotherwise.
7. The complainant or an essential witness
is dead and the proceedings cannot be pursuedotherwise.
8. The guilt of the offender is clear but
the victim refuses, or is permanently unable, or if a juvenile
is not permitted, to give evidenceotherwise.
9. The offender admits the offence but it
is decided that no useful purpose would be served by proceeding
with the chargeprison visit or otherwise depending on
whether person is serving a prison sentence or not.
10. It is ascertained that an offence has
been committed by a child under the age of criminal responsibilityotherwise.
11. An offence is admitted by a juvenile
of the age of criminal responsibility and police take no action
other than reporting the particulars to a local authority for
action under the Children and Young Persons Act 1969otherwise.
12. There is sufficient evidence to charge
the offender but:
(a) the police prosecuting department, the
CPS or a senior police officer decide that no useful purpose would
be served by proceeding with the chargeotherwise;
(b) for summary offences of unauthorised
taking of a motor vehicle or criminal damage value over £20,
the time limit of six months for commencing prosecution has been
In cases where a warrant for the arrest of an
offender, although issued, remains unexecuted, the offence should
be regarded as undetected until the offender has been apprehended
or until the case comes within the scope of the above paragraphs.
As a general principle and apart from the examples above, it should
be noted that where there is insufficient evidence for proceedings
to be taken against a known and available person, the offence
should be regard as undetected.