Thousands of violent offences in Derbyshire have gone unpunished a Freedom of Information request has revealed .
The Derby Telegraph report:
MORE than 2,000 offenders involved in violent crimes in Derbyshire last year were let off without a formal conviction.
These offenders, who amounted to more than a fifth of those who committed violent crimes between April 2012 and March this year, were instead dealt with by “community resolutions” – ranging from apologies to offers of compensation.
This was down 535 on the number of offenders dealt with in this way in 2011.