Introduction
Victims
Suspects
Witnesses
Ripper Letters
Police Officials
Official Documents
Press Reports
Victorian London
Message Boards
Ripper Media
Authors
Dissertations
Timelines
Games & Diversions
Photo Archive
Ripper Wiki
Casebook Examiner
Ripper Podcast
About the Casebook

 Search:


Most Recent Posts:
Scene of the Crimes: Miller's Court Demolition Photo - by Simon Wood 32 minutes ago.
Scene of the Crimes: London slums. Reminiscent of Millers Court - by ChrisGeorge 1 hour and 24 minutes ago.
Scene of the Crimes: Miller's Court Demolition Photo - by Sam Flynn 3 hours ago.
Conferences and Meetings: American Jack the Ripper - True Crime Conference, Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018 - by GUT 3 hours ago.
Conferences and Meetings: American Jack the Ripper - True Crime Conference, Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018 - by ChrisGeorge 3 hours ago.
Conferences and Meetings: American Jack the Ripper - True Crime Conference, Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018 - by GUT 3 hours ago.

Most Popular Threads:
Mary Jane Kelly: ORIGINAL doors in Miller's court - (15 posts)
Maybrick, James: Acquiring A Victorian Diary - (6 posts)
Conferences and Meetings: American Jack the Ripper - True Crime Conference, Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018 - (4 posts)
General Discussion: A little assistance with a research project....... - (3 posts)
General Police Discussion: Leaving one's beat - (3 posts)
Goulston Street Graffito: The GSG - Did Jack write it? POLL - (3 posts)

Wiki Updates:
Robert Sagar
Edit: Chris
May 9, 2015, 12:32 am
Online newspaper archives
Edit: Chris
Nov 26, 2014, 10:25 am
Joseph Lawende
Edit: Chris
Mar 9, 2014, 10:12 am
Miscellaneous research resources
Edit: Chris
Feb 13, 2014, 9:28 am
Charles Cross
Edit: John Bennett
Sep 4, 2013, 8:20 pm

Most Recent Blogs:
Mike Covell: A DECADE IN THE MAKING.
February 19, 2016, 11:12 am.
Chris George: RipperCon in Baltimore, April 8-10, 2016
February 10, 2016, 2:55 pm.
Mike Covell: Hull Prison Visit
October 10, 2015, 8:04 am.
Mike Covell: NEW ADVENTURES IN RESEARCH
August 9, 2015, 3:10 am.
Mike Covell: UPDDATES FOR THE PAST 11 MONTHS
November 14, 2014, 10:02 am.
Mike Covell: Mike’s Book Releases
March 17, 2014, 3:18 am.
   More Ripper Blogs »

Unmasking Jack the Ripper
"Perhaps the best Jack the Ripper documentary produced in recent years." North American and European DVD formats both available.
Buy now!

East and West Ham Gazette (U.K.)
Saturday, 29 September 1888

It is instructive reading to go through the statistics published by the Home Office just now when the police are at fault in several cases, and compare the number of crimes detected and undetected for the past year. It will be a shock to many who have approved of the notice stopping the payment of rewards for the conviction of murderers that crime of the more serious description is not discovered to the extent it was in the year previous, to the issuing of the above mentioned notice, whereas detected crime of the petty class has risen in number that is very satisfactory to all concerned. Why is this? We do not believe in the outcry raised against the heads of the criminal department, but we cannot ignore stubborn facts, neither can we close our eyes and blindly believe that our detective system is by any means what it should be. That the police appear a great deal behind the requirements of the times is plainly shown by the crimes in the north and east of London that up to the present have as little chance of being detected as ever, but is it really their fault, is it that the deeds are so carefully planned and carried out that the detectives have no clue to work upon. For even trained bloodhounds are lost without a scent to work from, or is it that the police are really not what we thought and trusted they were. It is a terrible thing to think that such horrible murders can take place right in our midst without any one of them being discovered or a clue obtained that will give hope of a capture that shall explain the motive of the shocking outrages that have startled and frightened the populace who live in the districts where they have been committed.


Related pages:
  Police Criticism
       Press Reports: Echo - 10 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Echo - 15 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Echo - 20 August 1888 
       Press Reports: Echo - 9 August 1888 
       Press Reports: Edwardsville Intelligencer - 31 October 1888 
       Press Reports: Evening News - 2 October 1888 
       Press Reports: Fun - 10 October 1888 
       Press Reports: Fun - 17 October 1888 
       Press Reports: Fun - 21 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Fun - 24 October 1888 
       Press Reports: Fun - 26 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Fun - 3 October 1888 
       Press Reports: New York Herald - 11 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Pall Mall Gazette - 04 October 1888 
       Press Reports: Pall Mall Gazette - 05 October 1888 
       Press Reports: Pall Mall Gazette - 08 October 1888 
       Press Reports: Pall Mall Gazette - 09 October 1888 
       Press Reports: Pall Mall Gazette - 10 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Pall Mall Gazette - 28 August 1888 
       Press Reports: Punch - 13 October 1888 
       Press Reports: Punch - 20 October 1888 
       Press Reports: Punch - 22 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Punch - 27 July 1889 
       Press Reports: Star - 18 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Star - 3 October 1888 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 13 October 1888 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 18 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Trenton Times - 8 October 1888 
       Ripper Media: Killer Among Us: Public Reactions to Serial Murder