Crime figures: less than 5% of burglaries and robberies in UK solved

Britain’s largest police force has said it is doing all it can to bring thieves to justice after figures suggested less than 5% of burglaries and robberies across the UK are being solved.

The Metropolitan police said they were putting a “huge amount of effort” into tackling a rise in moped-related crime, which they said has reduced.

They said burglary presents particular challenges in finding culprits, however they have accepted more work needs to be done to tackle such crimes.

There are fears over a wave of criminality in parts of the country, with moped thefts attracting particular concern after a number of high-profile incidents.