Over 90% of Burglary Cases go Unsolved across Runnymede and Weybridge

29 May 2024

- Ellen Nicholson warns “Too many families now feel unsafe in their own homes” as new figures show some areas see over nine in ten burglary cases go unsolved
- Liberal Democrats will call for a Burglary Response Guarantee in the manifesto to ensure all domestic burglaries are attended by a police officer and properly investigated
- Over 90% of burglary cases went unsolved across Runnymede and Weybridge in 2023

Liberal Democrats have today (28th May) announced their plans for a Burglary Response Guarantee as new data uncovered by the party reveals the shocking scale of unsolved burglaries in local areas across England and Wales.

The figures were compiled from a series of Freedom of Information requests by the party, which have broken down unsolved burglaries data by local area. 

For example, in Runnymede, of the 239 cases, 214 had their investigation completed with no suspect identified. 

Nationally, official government figures show that nearly 76% of burglaries went unsolved in 2023. 

It comes as Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey has announced his plans to include a Burglary Response Guarantee in his party’s manifesto. The party’s proposals would ensure that all domestic burglaries are attended by the police and properly investigated. 

Commenting, Liberal Democrat Ellen Nicholson for Runnymede and Weybridge said: 

“Too many families in Runnymede and Weybridge now feel unsafe in their own homes because this Conservative Government has decimated frontline policing for too long.

“Victims are being denied justice because Conservative ministers can’t even get the basics right on solving crime. That is why the Liberal Democrats would deliver a Burglary Response Guarantee, to ensure all home burglaries are attended by the police and properly investigated.

“People are sick of seeing their local communities plagued by crime and just want this appalling Conservative government to be kicked out of office.”

This website uses cookies

Like most websites, this site uses cookies. Some are required to make it work, while others are used for statistical or marketing purposes. If you choose not to allow cookies some features may not be available, such as content from other websites. Please read our Cookie Policy for more information.

Essential cookies enable basic functions and are necessary for the website to function properly.
Statistics cookies collect information anonymously. This information helps us to understand how our visitors use our website.
Marketing cookies are used by third parties or publishers to display personalized advertisements. They do this by tracking visitors across websites.