solve rate

solve rate

Forensic medicine The percentage of homicides in which the killer is identified with reasonable certainty. See Homicide, Manslaughter, Serial killer.
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A laboratory using this new hereditary disease solution can achieve a case solve rate as high as 99%, while significantly reducing the rate of irrelevant variants for follow-up by 94% to 100%.
Police are at their best in solving drugs cases with a 97 per cent solve rate in 2012 and a 96.
The CSO also compiled figures for the five years from 2006 to 2010 which show that gardai are consistently detecting homicides with an average 80% solve rate.
The city had a 13 percent solve rate in 2006, down from 27 percent the year before.
Dantzler has a 100% solve rate for the 33 homicides he has investigated.
Peavy said his homicide detectives solve about half the homicides they investigate, which is down from a 70 percent solve rate about two decades ago.
A spokesman said: "When these are taken into account, the actual solve rate is 33.
The unit's saving grace is the fact that six homicides from last year were solved this year, increasing this year's solve rate.
And he has demanded police improve their solve rate for violent crimes by four per cent.