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Unresolved crimes (FOI)

Unresolved crimes (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey on behalf of the States of Jersey Police and published on 04 July 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please cover the period 2008 to 2019:


How many unresolved crimes are there currently listed by the States Police?


Can you list what those crimes were?


When were those crimes committed?


Are they subject to active investigations or are the investigations closed?


"Unresolved crimes" is not a term officially recognised within the police environment, but in order to assist with this enquiry, the States of Jersey Police have taken this to include those incidents that have not resulted in any form of prosecution or Parish Hall sanction. From 2008 to 2015, unresolved reported crimes were finalised as "undetected". From 2015 the States of Jersey Police adopted the Home Office Recorded Crime ‘outcomes’ that give specific detail as to the reason for a crime being undetected. Further information is available at the following link: 

Counting rules for recorded crime on

A to D

The statistics below were accurate as at 2 July 2019.

Unresolved crimes (2008 to 2019)

Articles applied

Article 25 Personal information

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018.

(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –

(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018; and

(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.

(3) In determining for the purposes of this Article whether the lawfulness principle in Article 8(1)(a) of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 would be contravened by the disclosure of information, paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 2 to that Law (legitimate interests) is to be read as if sub-paragraph (b) (which disapplies the provision where the controller is a public authority) were omitted.

Article 38 Endangering the safety or health of individuals

Information is qualified exempt information if its disclosure would, or would be likely to –

(a) Endanger the safety of an individual; or

(b) Endanger the physical or mental health of an individual

Public Interest Test

Article 38 is a qualified exemption and the public interest test has therefore been applied.

Harm could be caused to individuals following the release of any detailed information - the individuals could suffer from mental anguish following the publication of any details, reopening the events in question. The public interest test falls on the side of non-disclosure.

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