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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With a 92% solve rate, one of the highest case closure rates in the country, Joe Kenda has helped bring answers to 356 families searching for justice in their loved one's murder.
Police are at their best in solving drugs cases with a 97 per cent solve rate in 2012 and a 96.6 per cent solve rate last year.
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.
A spokesman said: "When these are taken into account, the actual solve rate is 33.5 per cent, which is slightly up on the same period last year.
But the force's solve rate also dropped by 0.2 per cent.
And he has demanded police improve their solve rate for violent crimes by four per cent.
The report states that close to 90 per cent of all female homicides are solved and there is little difference in the solve rates between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal homicides.
The command has very high "solve rates," Capstick said.