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We Have Been Looking At This Problem For Years …

And We Believe The Answer Is Actually Simple!

CLOSURE RATES!

In all the English Speaking Countries (U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, New Zealand) police departments are evaluated based upon their “closure” rates – meaning the percentage of cases that are closed. But closed does not mean successful investigations that lead to prosecutions – it just means that the police came to a determination and closed the case – such as investigated or not a crime to begin with.

The result is an unforeseen consequence that has created a police response to crimes that cannot be solved – they just don’t want to take a report. If they don’t take a report, then the crime did not happen and it does not count against them and their numbers. It’s like a child putting their fingers in their ears when they don’t want to listen to their parents.

THIS IS ACTUALLY ALL OF OUR FAULT.

We demand so much of our police and that they succeed even when it is impossible, that we only care about the numbers and not the victims they represent. This results in you being one of those abandoned statistics.

How Do We Solve This?

Actually, there is an answer – look below after you have read through this article!

How Bad Is The Problem

Unfortunately, the U.S. police have been brutalized over the last couple of years, and the U.S. press is not as thorough when it comes to looking at these issues. The U.K. press has done a better job of shining the spotlight on the problem – though this problem is still far from being solved.

The Following Are Two Articles That Expose The Problem In Detail

According to the U.K.’s Mirror Newspaper:


POLICE FORCES CLOSING THOUSANDS OF FRAUDFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim. CASES BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT ‘SEXY’ ENOUGH

From The Mirror April 2019

Tens of thousands of fraud victims are being let down by authorities because the crime “doesn’t bang, bleed or shout”

Britain’s police force is failing to support victims of fraud, a damning new report has warned.

In some cases, authorities are actively searching for reasons to close cases – even if they have evidence and suspects, an investigation by watchdog Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services found.

Fraud, which inspectors say is the UK’s most common crime, can ruin people’s lives, yet despite this, it’s given such a low priority even where there are grounds to take action.

It said an “inconsistent” approach to policing fraud in England and Wales has left the public at high risk of scams and the devastating consequences that follow victims after they have been targetted.

It added that such an approach is leading to “fraudsters feeling they can act with impunity and victims feeling confused and disillusioned”.

One of the 11 forces inspected admitted it shelved 96% of cases it received from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, despite inspectors finding a strong degree of evidence in a number of instances.

The 108-page report said one officer told interviewers fraud was not considered a priority because “it does not bang, bleed or shout”.

A further force said it had only two dedicated fraud investigators, while another officer said: “If there is an excuse not to investigate it, we will use it”.

96% OF CRIMES ABANDONED

While there were also examples of investigators providing victims with impeccable service, the report said gun crime, child sexual exploitation and drug supply were more likely to be prioritised.

One analyst told inspectors: “Everything is against fraud. It is not a priority, not sexy, people don’t report it and it is difficult to prove, which takes time, resources and money.”

But the report said fraud can cause “enormous” psychological and emotional damage, highlighting that some victims have reported losing their entire life savings.

It concluded many fraud victims are not receiving the level of service they deserve, however, authorities said “significant” work is now under way to address the problems.

HM Inspector of Constabulary Matt Parr said: “Without that leadership the current situation will continue, with fraudsters feeling like they can act with impunity and victims feeling confused and disillusioned.”

Cdr Karen Baxter, national police coordinator for economic crime added there are areas that need improvement across policing.

She said: “A significant amount of work has already started to address some of the issues raised in the report.”


In Another Scathing Article:


96% OF FRAUD CASES WILL NEVER BE SOLVED – BODY WARNS POLICE ARE “FIGHTING A LOSING BATTLE” AGAINST SCAMMERS

From The Mirror September 2018

Reporting a scamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. to the authorities could take up to six weeks for it to be considered for investigation – however, even then, there’s little guarantee it will materialise.

Just one in 20 cases of fraud are being resolved with 96% of reported crimes closed without an outcome, figures reveal.

Analysis has found a “shocking low” number of cases are being adequately cracked, leaving millions of people – often the most vulnerable – as much as their entire life savings out of pocket.

Campaigns group Which? who carried out the report claimed it paints a worrying picture that authorities are losing the battle against fraud, in a move that’s costing households a collective £200 billion a year.

The statistics suggest that more than 96% of crimes reported to Action FraudActionFraud Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. WEBSITE LINK are closed without a successful outcome.

This is defined as when a suspect is charged, cautioned or dealt with in some other way by the justice system.

This compares with 84% of thefts, 80% of robberies, and 73% of violent