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THE POLICE 'ANfiUAL'I INFORMING REPORT. I MORE PEOPLE PRO- CEEDED AGAINST. I Dog Detectives, The Swansea Chief Constable (Captain A. Thomas) m hLs annual report, issued on Monday, advocates the purchase of dogs for the detection of crime and the arrest oi criminals. At Nottingham his experience was tliat they rendered very valuable as- sistance, and lie adde "Many officers who have been in possession of these dogs owe their lives to the faithful and well trained police quadruped." CRIME AND DRUNKENNESS. I Th" total ?number of persona proceeded a?ainBt during the year was 5,470—an in- crease of 145. There were 709 cases reported i dec-ae-a6e of 11.0. of indicia M? offences—a decrease of 110. The number of persons proceeded against summarily was 2,890 (h) addiMon to 2,1? poor rate, etc., summonses); 735 were dis- charged. The total number of persons pro- ceeded against for drunkenness was 663, be- ing a decrease of 52. Out of the number proceeded against, 481 were convicted, 181 dismissed and one bound over. A large number were dismissed owing to it being their first offence. The num her of persons proceeded against for Sunday drunkenness was 21. compared with 17 last year, being an Qncreaoo of 4. Out. of the. number pro- ceeded against five were non-residents ot tSio town. Under the Licensing Act of 1902. six women, mostly mothers, of respectable ap- pearance, were found drunk in charge of very young children. Three were convioted, one bound over and two cautioned. One male was also proceeded against for the same offence and convicted. There were five cases of attempted suicide, against six the pre- vious year, four of whom were females. ROBBERIES. There were 617 felonies during the year, the loss being Sl 175. £ 606 was recovered. In the previous year there were 734, repre- j senting a loss of £ 1,234, and £ 519 recovered. Thirtv-one persons were arrested for beg- ging and 18 convicted. Six were arrested for sleeping out and three convicted. The number of persons admitted to the Work- house by police tickets was 7,461, aga.inst 14,029 the previous year, a decrea-se of 6.568. LICENSED PREMISES. 1..õft •. I I.,? ? There are 610 licensed premi&ws 111 borough, made up as follows :—Alehouses, 240: beer-houses, 29: refreshment houses, 2; beer (off licenses), 18; grocers' licenses, 21. This averages one for every 360.88 per- sona of the populationl (census 1911). Dur- ing the year 47 licensee have been trans- ferred, and the number of on licensed houss reduced by fiv-j. Five licensed vcic- tuallera were proceeded against for alleged offences i-inder the licensing laws, two of whom were convicted. The total number of Mcensed premises in the borough in liMo was 402, showing a decrease of 92. One thousand nine hundred and twenty-five visits were made by the police sn the course of their duties to licensed premises during the year. This does not include visits by detective officers. JUVENILE MATTER?. One hundred and seventy-one children were loet and restored to their parents: 134 children were reported for playing truant. The number of children and young persons proceeded against for larcney, housebreak- ing and offences against the bye-laws was 255, a decrease of 59 on the preceding year. Of this number 11 were sent to Industrial Schools, 34 bound over under the Proba- tion of Offenders' Act, 121 convicted, and 80 discharged. There can (the Chief Con- stable thinks) be little doubt ttot the want of proper care and training a,t home has a distinct bearing on thrts state of things. Two hundred and fiftv-five children between the ages of 11 and 16 years are licensed for street, trading. Proceedings have been instituted against 36 Darenls and children for offences a?inst t?e Street T?d!?: Bye-?v- r?t- ing in 22 convictions aud.14 d?m??s. é.' against three con?ctlcns and five cisnu-sa^ la?t y?r. Fiva paMn? w<? proc?d<? acraiiwt for cruelty to children ODDS AND ENDS ..I. 1- The total number of days sickness in Tie force was 967, or an average of 6.32 per an- num. ?e hundred ?nd twenty-eight member (total force numbers 154) hold ambulance certifica.tes. "?h?nted patrol* .re an incentive to reduce the commission of crime a, the pre- gence of the police has a moralising ten- dency ?Ss ha? been collected (year ending March. 51) for the restoration of motor cars, etc. etThe superannuation fund on March 31st was £ 9.364 and the number of pensioners 45. The number of premises found insecure by the police was 873. &Ven hundred and my-one patients have been coneved in the -t.r 42M M?s tr?e?ed ccst. S9J 1? Tw?ty-? l??on. ?e ocn?c?d ? a?- sa uIts on c.onstablos. ^TherTare selTenTuspected bad houses i? j known ?om.n of ?-repute in the town Two hnndred "tveet MC.dento occurred < <?  la5t vcaT). ?e r?P? ?"S killed. One hundred and fifty-four inquests were lipid, 3.<1 ar.r¡tln¡;j; 143. _.10 WARNING TU I. AxvJi. .lù.  cases were rcpoT?eo wn<?  chS? left t.mp.Ta?y. had been bu.ut (one ?tal?) It ? regrettable, M?. the  c?b?. that ?o n?y parents and Chie" young anA irrsponsible guai^iaanns ppeerrmmiit t voun^ g an<iirresponsible a]1 kinds many cases, night also.

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