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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
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