Andy Lea, head of policing at KPMG UK comments on today ONS crime figures.
Andy Lea, head of policing at KPMG UK comments on today ONS crime figures. He said:
“Today’s crime figures continue to highlight the challenges facing the police service at the moment. Whilst the Crime Survey for England and Wales continues to show a decline in crime, police recorded crime has gone up by 13 percent. Whilst this is in part due to better recording practices, more complex crime types such as sexual offences or domestic abuse have risen more rapidly (19 percent and 18 percent respectively). Additionally, over 3.3m incidences of fraud are also estimated, of which 57 percent are cyber related.
“This selection of offences illustrates the range of capabilities that the modern police service must possess. The continuing challenge for most forces is the ability to anticipate how demand will change and develop the capabilities needed to provide an excellent service.”
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