CRIME detection rates in West Yorkshire are already at the level the Government wants all police forces to reach.
The county's rate is 25%, higher than the current nationwide average of 19% - but it still means that three out of four offences remain undetected.
The Home Office Select Committee has said that 19% of reported crimes leading to an offender being punished by the courts is too low.
The Home Office plans to raise the figure to 25% by 2008.
West Yorkshire Police's Deputy Chief Constable, Phill Brear, said: "We will be considering the Home Office Committee report.
"However, West Yorkshire Police's detection rate is much higher than the national average.
"This would be higher if we were able to interview people in prison about outstanding crimes."
Current crime levels in West Yorkshire are lower than they were in 1995, with burglaries down from 55,000 to 20,000, thefts of motor vehicles down from 35,000 to 15,000 and thefts from motor vehicles down from 45,000 to 25,000.
Recent figures from the independent British Crime Survey show West Yorkshire Police has one of the highest public satisfaction ratings in the country.