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This page contains details of the MPA crime data recording scrutiny.

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Crime data recording scrutiny

Background and terms of reference

The Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) and Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) continue to be concerned about the accuracy of MPS crime recording. Following an approach by the MPS, the MPA decided to undertake a scrutiny.

The objectives of the scrutiny were:

  • To ensure that the MPS crime recording processes comply with legislative, investigative and customer requirements
  • To ensure crime data recording within the MPS is fit for purpose
  • To ensure that the MPS oversight processes and structure are sufficiently robust to assure the quality of crime data recording

The scrutiny commenced in September 2007 and utilised desk research, panel and face-to-face interviews and questionnaires.

Crime data recording scrutiny report - February 2008 [pdf]

Scrutiny panel membership

The scrutiny panel was made up of the following MPA members:

  • Richard Sumray
  • Karim Murji

Contact details

For more information on the crime data recording scrutiny please contact:

Jane Owen
Head of Planning and Performance
Metropolitan Police Authority
10 Dean Farrar Street

Tel: 020 7202 0214
Fax: 020 7202 0200
Minicom: 020 7202 0173

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