October 8

Police to inform employers to act on nearly 100 suspects

At least one person was killed in the violence. Police media spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said that among those arrested are suspects employed in Government and private institutions. The Police is to inform employers of nearly 100 suspects arrested over the recent violence, to take disciplinary action against them.Mobs attacked Muslim owned properties in Minuwangoda and the North Western Province. He said that those institutions will be informed over the arrest of their employees.The Police media spokesman also said that the employers will be advised to take disciplinary action against the employees arrested for engaging in violent acts. (Colombo Gazette) read more

September 25

Police are not recording fifth of reported crimes

first_img“Although the force has implemented the recommendations from our previous crime recording inspection in 2014, we found that almost one in five crimes in Thames Valley are not being recorded properly – that equates to approximately 35,200 crimes a year.“It now needs to ensure that it records crimes at the earliest opportunity, and that there is proper supervision of crime recording decisions.”  One in five crimes reported to the police are not being recorded by officers, according to new figures, leading to victims being “deprived” of justice.Rape and violence are among the thousands of crimes that are not recorded by the police, a watchdog warned. Inspectors who are reviewing crime data for every police force in England found that at Thames Valley Police (TVP), one of the largest forces in the country, 35,200 crimes were not recorded per year. The force has been graded “inadequate” at recording crime by a watchdog which found only about 80 percent of crimes that were reported were recorded. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) found that at TVP only 69.2% of reported violent crimes were recorded, meaning over 13,900 reports are not recorded.HM Inspector of Constabulary Zoe Billingham said: “I am disappointed with the quality of crime recording in Thames Valley. Credit:Alamy Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Thames Valley Police record approximately 80% of crime All crimes are reported by an incident log, however failing to record an incident can lead to resources being misallocated and not all incidents being investigated.The data revealed that out of 174 rape reports, only 152 were accurately recorded.Thames Valley Police said it accepted the findings and will be addressing the concerns raised.The watchdog also published findings from North Yorkshire where it estimated that the force fails to record 9,200 reported crimes a year, including sexual offences, domestic abuse and rape. Inspector of Constabulary Matt Parr said: “As it stands today, we estimate almost one in five crimes in North Yorkshire are not properly recorded. This is simply inexcusable.”The force has robust processes in place to ensure the safeguarding of victims of these crimes, but too many offences continue to go unrecorded and therefore not investigated properly.”The force is potentially depriving victims of the services and justice to which they are entitled.”The findings are the latest from a series of rolling inspections looking at the crime data “integrity” of every police force in England and Wales.Inspectors launched the programme in November 2015 after finding the national average of under-recording of crimes stood at an “inexcusably poor” 19%. Credit:Ben Lack North Yorkshire policelast_img read more