Comments (0) Nottinghamshire Police say they are determined to ensure all crimes are recorded correctly after a report showed that forces across the country were missing the mark.
Inspectors from the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) found that 104 out of 122 crimes (88 per cent) were correctly recorded in the period between November 2012 and October 2013.
The report found that police across the country failed to record 800,000 crimes a year including one in four sex offences.
The problem was found to be worst in Avon and Somerset, Dyfed-Powys, Northumbria and West Yorkshire.
Assistant Chief Constable Steve Jupp from Nottinghamshire Police said: “We have trained our staff and empowered them to get it right. But we are not stopping there.
“I am determined to ensure we record crimes 100 per cent accurately so that victims of crime get the best service possible.”
Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, added: “Clearly improvements have been made in Nottinghamshire over the last year, which is something that I have pushed for.
“It’s really important that crime is recorded accurately and that every force uses the same classifications, so that we can compare like with like when it comes to crime trends.
“I will continue to monitor compliance rates going forward.”