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The answer is simple, just stop recording it!

A fifth of crimes in England and Wales could be going unrecorded by police, according to a report. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) said 14 alleged rapes were among the offences that had not been recorded by officers. One report of rape was not recorded because of “workload pressure”, the inspection of 13 forces found. Home Secretary Theresa May said the report exposed “unacceptable failings” by the police.

Basically, the police are too busy to record crime!!! What’s THAT sound I hear – Sir Robert Peel spinning in his grave!

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  1. http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110218135832/http:/rds.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs2/rdsolr3103.pdf

    From the days of David Blunkett I found this..

    … Following a recommendation in the Home Office Review of Crime Statistics
    (Simmons, 2000), last year, 2001/02, saw the publication of the first crime volume presenting data from both the British Crime Survey and police recorded crime data together (Simmonset al. 2002).
    The result has been a more holistic approach to the presentation of statistics on crime.

    In 2002/03 further change was introduced with the specific aim of improving the way in which the police record crime.
    The National Crime Recording Standard (NCRS) has sought to bring about a victim-centred approach to crime recording and to provide a basis for greater consistency of recording between forces. In the long term, the changes included within the NCRS will produce recorded crime data which are increasing reliable, fair and comparable – a vision shared by the Home Office, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, the Association of Chief Police Officers and everyone with a stake in understanding the true pattern of crime in England and Wales.
    In the short term, however, the cost of introducing these changes has been to inflate artificially estimates of the increase in the number of crimes recorded by the police. The main Crime bulletin (2002/03), published alongside this companion
    volume, shows that without taking into account the impact of introducing the NCRS the numbers of crimes recorded by police forces in England and Wales increased by seven per cent from 2001/02. This stands in stark contrast to the overall trends in the British Crime Survey, which show a decrease of two per cent from 2001/02 to 2002/03. The difference this year can largely be explained by the introduction of the NCRS and it has therefore been imperative to monitor the impact of these changes to enable the Home Office to provide a better indication of the actual level of police recorded crime in 2002/03.
    When the effect of the NCRS is taken into account, police recorded crime decreased by three per cent overall from 2001/02 to 2002/03.

    The aim was to try and standardise the recording of crime by all police forces. A good idea. I think though that the problem is now that people no longer have confidence in the integrity of our police forces, and how they do anything…

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