Policing, 1750-1900

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LONDON - Bow Street Runners tracked down criminals and stolen property

1749

Soldiers stopped riots and protests

1749 - 1829

Watchmen & parish constables dealt with petty crime

1749 - 1829

LONDON - Bow Street horse patrols patrolled the streets

1754

Gaols Act

1823

Metropolitan Police Act

1829

Bloody Code ended. Now only 3 crimes were punishable by death

1841

Detective departments set up - Started solving crimes

1842

Compulsory for all areas (not just London) to have a police force

1856