Truth is odder than fiction

You really couldn’t make this stuff up.  In order to save money, Leicestershire Police decided to only respond to half the burglaries reported to them.  But instead of applying some arcane mathematical model to decide the do’s from the don’ts, they kept it simple.  If the house number was even, they turned up.  If it was odd, they didn’t.

This was, apparently, a pilot scheme and the force has now returned to a policy of responding to all reported burglaries, having found the system had no effect on either public satisfaction or crime rates.  While it lasted, it must have been hard cheese on anyone living at number 241, if effective enough in its own way.  What it says about police funding in the 21st century is another matter.

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