Police forces ‘failing’ to record thousands of crimes

Three police forces failed to record thousands of crimes a year, the police watchdog has said.

South Yorkshire Police “requires improvement” four years after criticism about the Rotherham sex abuse scandal.

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) said improvements were made but staff “did not understand” recording rules.

Cleveland Police was rated “inadequate” and Bedfordshire Police “requires improvement”.

The latest reports show nine out of 26 forces inspected since 2016 are “inadequate” and are failing to record between one in six and one four crimes reported to them.

Read on… https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45087201

See also: https://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmicfrs/peel-assessments/peel-2017/south-yorkshire/

3 thoughts on “Police forces ‘failing’ to record thousands of crimes

  1. This report does not not surprise me at all, I know of at least four incidents this year alone where police have failed to react to reported crimes, recently they reported a 14% drop in crime, I suppose not recording crime will bring down their stats in order for the top commanders to receive bonuses.
    Someone just asked me this question, south Yorkshire Police chief inspector from Durham, second in command of also from the North East, head of council Sharon kemp ex police, Damien Wilson Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment also from North East, all arrive relatively Close together, is Rotherham Council and police starting to look like a game of chess, someone placing their pieces in order to control the whole game

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  2. South Yorkshire Police are corrupt! That’s not opinion, that’s fact! They have been given ample evidence by me when I have reported crime on several occasions, but have repeatedly refused to give me a crime number to identify those crimes, despite my insistence that they do so. After all, if they don’t give out the evidence that the crime was reported, they can later deny that it ever was!


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