Thousands of violent offences in Derbyshire have gone unpunished a Freedom of Information request has revealed . 

The Derby Telegraph report: 

MORE than 2,000 offenders involved in violent crimes in Derbyshire last year were let off without a formal conviction.

These offenders, who amounted to more than a fifth of those who committed violent crimes between April 2012 and March this year, were instead dealt with by “community resolutions” – ranging from apologies to offers of compensation.

This was down 535 on the number of offenders dealt with in this way in 2011.

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.