Catalogue description Metropolitan Police: Registered Files, Crime (CR Series)
|Title:||Metropolitan Police: Registered Files, Crime (CR Series)|
The records in this series consist of registered files relating to criminal investigations by the Metropolitan Police. The files consist primarily of papers relating to individual cases. Those selected for preservation show the development of policing techniques and procedures, changes in policy and other issues relating to the investigation of crime by the Metropolitan Police Service. Notable major cases are also preserved.
Some pieces contain photographs and plans.
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Metropolitan Police Force, 1829-
|Physical description:||487 file(s)|
|Access conditions:||Open unless otherwise stated|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
From 2000 Metropolitan Police Office
|Selection and destruction information:||This series has been raised to accommodate records with the prefix letters CR created from 1969 onwards, following the merger of the offices of the Commissioner and the Receiver which came into operation on 1 April 1968. Much of the revised numbering system remained the same as that in use since 1940, with the exception that all files now had the addition of a two letter prefix which indicated the broad subject matter covered (eg LB = land and buildings, TR = transport).|
|Accruals:||Series is accruing|
|Administrative / biographical background:||The records in this series consist of registered files relating to criminal investigations by the Metropolitan Police from 1954 onwards.|
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