Published On: Thu, Jan 10th, 2013

OM annual report 2012 shows a higher solving percentage

WILLEMSTAD – The solving percentage of violent offences in the annual report on 2012 from the Public Prosecutor (OM) shows a more positive picture compared to 2011. However, the report on 2012 isn’t quite ready yet but will be within short, said spokesperson Norman Serphos. The annual report on 2011 showed a slight decrease in the solving percentage, namely 1.2 percent point, from 37.6 percent in 2010 to 36.4 percent in 2011.

The Public Prosecutor reports the slight decrease was due to incoming print and mast data from a local provider of telecom traffic being delayed or forthcoming. This data is very important in order to solve offences. Serphos emphasized however that this problem has meanwhile been solved. For organizational reasons it was not possible to make the report on 2011 available sooner, said the spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor. “It’s true we are late and several matters have meanwhile been tackled, like the problems with telecom traffic. The annual report on 2012, which will be ready in several months, will mention this.”

The Public Prosecutor strives for a solving percentage of 50. The report on 2012 will show this was not accomplished yet. According to Serphos, it is feasible considering the professionalism of the Atrako-team, among others. “The Public Prosecutor is very pleased with the input from the police even though the latter are short-staffed and have few means.”

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