The police are dropping the investigations into violent crimes.....soooo...that shouldn't effect the crime rate...right? Good thing they took guns away from law abiding citizens...of course, the criminals still have their guns... Met police dropped 30,000 criminal investigations in first 24 hours last year The Metropolitan police are increasingly dropping investigations into serious crimes such as sexual offences, violent attacks and arson within hours of them being reported, the Guardian can reveal. The UK’s largest force “screened out” 34,164 crimes without further investigation on the day they were reported in 2017, compared to 13,019 the year before. In the first five months of 2018, 18,093 crimes were closed in 24 hours, putting the number for the year on track to exceed last year’s total. The figures, obtained under freedom of information rules, included a growing number of sexual offence cases that were closed in a day, rising from 20 in 2016 to 49 in 2017 and 32 in the first five months of 2018.