Police forces in England and Wales are to change the way crime is reported to give public a clearer view

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Police to change way crime is recorded Police to change way crime is recorded

Police forces across the UK and Wales have announced they are to change the way crime is reported to give the public a clearer picture about unsolved crime.

Cases are currently recorded by police as falling within three categories, a charge, a caution or undetected.

A total of 70 per cent of police cases are recorded as 'undetected', and therefore this category will be replaced by several new others from April 1 2014.

These include 'prosecution prevented' for if a suspect is too ill to appear in court, 'community resolutuon' for when a suspect is dealt with without prosecution, 'prosecution not in the public interest' and 'evidential difficulties' for when witnesses are unwilling to give evidence.

The changes to the recording of crimes will also allow police to mark an investigation as complete.

Policing Minister Damien Green told BBC News, "Crime is definitely falling on all measures we have but clearly there've been some problems with measurement so we need to restore public confidence.

"But also, even more importantly, the police need to have information from the crime figures that actually enable them to cut crime."

The government believe the new framework will be especially useful for historical cases of sexual abuse.

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9:05am Mon 30 Dec 13

myopinioncounts says...

Will it also include the nationality of the criminal so that we may know the percentage of crimes carried out by foreigners and whether or not they are to be deported?
Will it also include the nationality of the criminal so that we may know the percentage of crimes carried out by foreigners and whether or not they are to be deported? myopinioncounts

10:14am Mon 30 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

the Public are not interested in how crime is reported, they want something done about it!

They are not interested in massaged figures, they want people taken to court and properly punished.
the Public are not interested in how crime is reported, they want something done about it! They are not interested in massaged figures, they want people taken to court and properly punished. Billy Yerache

10:51am Mon 30 Dec 13

MorrisHickey says...

More lies masquerading as crime statistics. Police too lazy to do the job for which we pay them.
More lies masquerading as crime statistics. Police too lazy to do the job for which we pay them. MorrisHickey

11:05am Mon 30 Dec 13

stickmanny says...

myopinioncounts wrote:
Will it also include the nationality of the criminal so that we may know the percentage of crimes carried out by foreigners and whether or not they are to be deported?
No, but if you like I'll send you a list of all the UK nationals that have committed crimes abroad, along with your share of the bill?
[quote][p][bold]myopinioncounts[/bold] wrote: Will it also include the nationality of the criminal so that we may know the percentage of crimes carried out by foreigners and whether or not they are to be deported?[/p][/quote]No, but if you like I'll send you a list of all the UK nationals that have committed crimes abroad, along with your share of the bill? stickmanny

6:49pm Mon 30 Dec 13

OngarRS says...

stickmanny wrote:
myopinioncounts wrote:
Will it also include the nationality of the criminal so that we may know the percentage of crimes carried out by foreigners and whether or not they are to be deported?
No, but if you like I'll send you a list of all the UK nationals that have committed crimes abroad, along with your share of the bill?
fact is, most of the recent articles regarding unpleasant crimes (people trafficking and drugs), show that they have been committed by immigrants. Perhaps your paymasters in Westminster don't like us to know that.
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]myopinioncounts[/bold] wrote: Will it also include the nationality of the criminal so that we may know the percentage of crimes carried out by foreigners and whether or not they are to be deported?[/p][/quote]No, but if you like I'll send you a list of all the UK nationals that have committed crimes abroad, along with your share of the bill?[/p][/quote]fact is, most of the recent articles regarding unpleasant crimes (people trafficking and drugs), show that they have been committed by immigrants. Perhaps your paymasters in Westminster don't like us to know that. OngarRS

8:53pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

Forget the minor crime, look how many murderers are allowed in the UK in the first place from abroad, then witness how many from abroad come over and kill in the second instance, scary statistics all poo pooed by the Labour Apologists who need the votes whilst Bliar suns himself with Cherry's of Blair, both of whom have done very well for their children who will never need to wish for anything.
Forget the minor crime, look how many murderers are allowed in the UK in the first place from abroad, then witness how many from abroad come over and kill in the second instance, scary statistics all poo pooed by the Labour Apologists who need the votes whilst Bliar suns himself with Cherry's of Blair, both of whom have done very well for their children who will never need to wish for anything. Billy Yerache

11:50am Tue 31 Dec 13

Techno3 says...

Billy Yerache wrote:
Forget the minor crime, look how many murderers are allowed in the UK in the first place from abroad, then witness how many from abroad come over and kill in the second instance, scary statistics all poo pooed by the Labour Apologists who need the votes whilst Bliar suns himself with Cherry's of Blair, both of whom have done very well for their children who will never need to wish for anything.
Endemic minor crime carried out with impunity because the police top brass are too lazy to make sure they deal with such things properly can wreck a community just as surely as more dramatic major incidents and exciting 'crack' downs they like to seek publicity about.

While the serious criminals from abroad get all the headlines when they smuggle drugs or kill people, it is noticeable that a significant amount of repeat shoplifting and sneak thievery also seems to be being carried out by people from abroad.
[quote][p][bold]Billy Yerache[/bold] wrote: Forget the minor crime, look how many murderers are allowed in the UK in the first place from abroad, then witness how many from abroad come over and kill in the second instance, scary statistics all poo pooed by the Labour Apologists who need the votes whilst Bliar suns himself with Cherry's of Blair, both of whom have done very well for their children who will never need to wish for anything.[/p][/quote]Endemic minor crime carried out with impunity because the police top brass are too lazy to make sure they deal with such things properly can wreck a community just as surely as more dramatic major incidents and exciting 'crack' downs they like to seek publicity about. While the serious criminals from abroad get all the headlines when they smuggle drugs or kill people, it is noticeable that a significant amount of repeat shoplifting and sneak thievery also seems to be being carried out by people from abroad. Techno3

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