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A POLICE force in Wales is putting the safety of the public at risk by failing to record thousands of crimes a year, according to inspectors today.
Dyfed-Powys Police has been issued with an “accelerated cause of concern” by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) due to missing out on an estimated 4,400 crimes every 12 months.
The watchdog revealed the force was only recording 87.6 per cent of all reported crime, and only 85.4 per cent of violent crime — some of which involved domestic abuse or vulnerable victims.
Its report found “minimal evidence of crime recording being effectively supervised” by officers which would otherwise allow the force to make sure a victim is safeguarded and an appropriate investigation is completed.
HMICFRS has now set a number of recommendations for Dyfed-Powys, including to improve its systems and processes for recording reported crimes, paying particular attention to domestic abuse.
Dyfed-Powys Police chief constable Claire Parmenter said: “The force has plans in place to improve its crime recording and I am determined we will get this right.”
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