Hampshire police blame IT problems for poor crime recording

Hampshire police force has blamed IT problems for it being one of only two police forces in the country with a “poor” performance in recording crime.

Hampshire police force has blamed IT problems for it being one of only two police forces in the country with a “poor” performance in recording crime.

Poor crime recording can lead to crime not being dealt with correctly and the victims given substandard support following incidents.

The Crime Recording 2005 report, published jointly by the Audit Commission and the Wales Audit Office this week, said only Hampshire and Avon and Somerset forces had performed poorly in crime recording.

Hampshire police chiefs said its problems were down to the installation of a new IT system.

Deputy chief constable Ian Readhead said that during the period covered by the report, his force “undertook the most radical IT change in its history”.

He said the force acknowledged poor quality data recording during the period.

Northumbria was the only police force said by the report to have “excellent” systems in place for recording crime.

The report further warned that the government’s plan to merge existing forces into smaller numbers of larger organisations could cause problems for existing crime recording systems.

 

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