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Commissioner praises Force for crime recording improvement

In March 2017 a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies (HMIC) said Devon and Cornwall Police ‘required improvement’ in the way it recorded crimes.

This led to a re-inspection later in the year and, after a great deal of effort from officers and staff, that found the Force to be ‘good’.

“This is good news,” said Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez.

“The public may not really understand the importance of crime data integrity but it is fundamental to keeping our communities safe.

“Following the initial report, I made improving recording a priority for the chief constable because, if it is not done properly and appropriately, it is so much harder for victims to seek justice.

“It takes a great deal of courage for a victim to come forward to report a crime and, now that the process of recording crime is better than ever before, I can confidently say to victims that they have a much greater chance of seeing justice delivered.”

 

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