Gwent Police Chief Constable Jeff Farrar is head of crime statistics at ACPO
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Unrecorded crimes just not acceptable, says police chief

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.

But two of Wales' police forces (Gwent and North Wales Police) are among the best performers, according to the report.

Gwent Police Chief Constable Jeff Farrar, who is also head of crime statistics at the Association of Chief Police Officers, spoke to BBC Breakfast.

  • 01 May 2014
  • From the section Wales
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