Police fail to record one in five of all crimes reported to them, says report
More than 800,000 - or one in five - of all crimes reported to the police each year are not being recorded by officers, a report suggests.
The problem is greatest for victims of violent crime, with a third going unrecorded. Of sexual offences, 26% are not recorded.
An HM Inspectorate of Constabulary report said the failure to properly record crime was "indefensible".
Mark Easton reports.
18 Nov 2014
- From the section UK