8 October, 2019

Julia Mulligan responds to HMICFRS Crime Data Integrity inspection

Commenting on the HM Inspector’s Crime Data Integrity inspection, Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, said:

“Everyone at North Yorkshire Police has worked extremely hard to improve the way crimes are recorded over the past two years, and this inspection shows that we have made substantial progress. I was particularly pleased that Her Majesty’s Inspectorate found North Yorkshire had achieved one of the most impressive levels of improvement of those being re-inspected, which just goes to demonstrate how seriously this issue was taken.

“This is a collective effort, not least by the control room and frontline officers, but we also benefited from the investments made in the control room over the last few years. I am pleased to see those investments are paying off.”

“Over the past year, the official crime figures have shown the number of recorded offences to be rising across North Yorkshire. Much of that is down to these improvements. We cannot properly understand and tackle crime without knowing exactly what crime is currently taking place and we can now be confident in our local crime statistics. This allows for a more accurate approach to achieving our aim – keeping us safe and feeling safe.”

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