Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A London Policeman's Work in the 1830s

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Loretta reports:

We usually think of police as catching criminals, and certainly London in the 1830s had an ample supply of crime  But these statistics show another aspect of the work during the early days of the Metropolitan Police, very much in keeping with their mission at this time: preventing crime. And who knew they performed so many rescues?

Police Statistics
Police statistics
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SuePS said...

Of dangerous accidents ... 38% were caused by horses running away.

Thus Lady Churchill's statement: "i do not care what people do in private, as long as they do not startle my carriage horses." :D

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