TIL that nobody has ever been arrested for a crime in Tristan da Cunha, a remote group of small islands in the Atlantic Ocean that boasts a population of 250

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/jan/13/worlds-loneliest-police-beat

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  1. Quick, somebody write a good murder mystery about a crime on Crime-Free Island and the oddball detective brought in from the mainland to solve it.

  2. **”His daily patrol takes in “the school, the hospital, the administrator’s house and the crayfish factory”. When there are problems, they tend to come from yachters. “There was one guy who turned up and after he left we found out he was wanted by Interpol,” Glass admits. “The last time we used our holding cell was back in the 70s, before I was a policeman, when there was a knife fight on a fishing vessel.” These days, however, the cell is out of bounds. “We only have one bunk, there’s no washing facilities and the door is made of plywood so it wouldn’t take a strong man to break it down.”**

  3. This reminds me of how my workplace had a sign: “*x* amount of hours without a safety incident” and people were getting hurt every day. Lol.

  4. The article doesn’t say no one has ever been arrested, it says they don’t really have a prison.

    It implies that their holding cell was last used in the 70s (which would constitute an arrest), but you don’t need to put someone in a cell to arrest them.

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