Hampshire Constabulary’s crime data quality is praised

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THE quality of Hampshire Constabulary’s crime data has been praised in a report.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary reviewed 120 incidents and found 90 per cent – 109 – were correctly and consistently recorded in line with national standards.

Deputy Chief Constable Andy Marsh said: ‘Our ability to record and investigate crime effectively is important to enable us to catch criminals, protect the public from crime and deliver an excellent service. I’m pleased to say therefore that HMIC found we accurately recorded 90 per cent of the crimes and incidents they looked at in this report.

‘It means that people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight who log on to systems such as crime reports to find out what’s happening in their neighbourhood can have confidence in the accuracy of the figures published there.’

Councillor Jacqui Rayment, Hampshire Police Authority chairwoman, said: ‘The authority notes the HMIC report and is encouraged to see that the force accurately recorded the majority of crimes.’