Criminal receives 113 “cautions” after crime spree. Australia would never have been settled were this the norm back in the good old days.
A burglar was let off with more than 100 cautions after raiding homes in south-east England.
The thief, who has not been identified, was issued 113 reprimands but escaped further punishment when he confessed in prison to the one-man looting spree.
A previous report showed in the same year, 2011, thousands of criminals, including arsonists, robbers and violent thugs were being let off with a ‘slap on the wrist’.
In 2011 one in five sex offenders and more than one in four violent thugs were given a caution.
In 2011 cautions were handed out to 269 robbers, 3,359 burglars and 461 arsonists. One in four violent offenders was given one.
Cautions were given to 1,532 sex offenders along with 128 criminals who made murder threats.