Struggling police solve only 9% of all crime in England and Wales

June 21, 2018 | Brainwave Science


The Sunday Times published an analysis of crime figures in England and Wales showing disappointing numbers of level in a crime control. After exploring official information from 43 police forces it was found that only 9% of crimes were solved by the police last year.

According to these numbers it became obvious that only one in 10 offenders will be punished for committing a crime.

Unfortunately, analysis of the official statistics shows that the situation with the percent of solved crimes only gets worse every year. For example, in 2013 the number of solved crimes was 19%.


Disclosure of crimes becomes a new challenge for the police of England and Wales according to this statistic. Constant reduction of a crime detection affects not only the work of the police but also the trust of the population in Law Enforcement agencies. As per this fact, the police should find a proper way to upgrade their solutions in solving crimes.

Modern advanced technologies can solve a lot of problems in this area. But unfortunately, such methods like polygraph test, biometrics or DNA become powerless in solving most of the crimes due to lack of availability.

That’s why it very important to find a technology that can help the police increase the level of disclosure of crimes as well as help accelerate crime clearance rates.



Today some technologies can solve a lot of problems not only in our daily routine but also in very important parts of social life. iCognative by Brainwave Science is one of them! Being extremely accurate and fully automated, iCognative is all set to launch off as one of the most popular tool at a global level.

In the given situation for crime solving rate at only 9%, iCognative can play an instrumental role in raising the statistic. iCognative is scientifically proven technology which is 99.9% accurate and can be used in 85% of cases. For comparison, well-known polygraph or DNA can be used only in 1-2% of crimes.

iCognative test is based on measuring brainwaves and brain responses to different stimuli. But despite these complicated neurological processes involved, the technology is very simple when used. With just few days of training any investigator in a police department would be ready to use it, so there is no need for specific education or additional skills.

In the case of solving only 9% of crime in England and Wales, iCognative can help find more offenders and significantly improve official statistics. The police can conduct iCognative test on any person that is relevant to every separate case, doesn’t matter is it a suspect, victim or witness. To conduct a iCognative test a case must be built.  Confidential and relevant information necessary to conduct a iCognative test is input  as stimuli for the test.

Considering every separate case, we can use information known to the public, provided that it is confidential: the date, time or location of the crime etc. All these facts will be input in the iCognative system as words, phrases or pictures, depending on what is available. Such stimulus will be displayed in the front of the suspect on a special computer screen while system collects brain responses to each stimuli. And all of it is possible because of a specialized wireless, non-invasive and perfectly safe, proprietary EEG headset that collects Event Related Potentials (ERPs) from a person’s brain approximately 300 milliseconds after he or she is confronted with a stimulus of special significance.

The iCognative technology can significantly change the situation with the disclosure of crimes in England and Wales. Saving time and efforts, the test will help bring the perpetrators to justice and increase the level of security in society.

The Times

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