Merseyside Police: Crime Data Integrity inspection 2016 (7319)

Within six months, the force should review the extent of its crime-recording related auditing and implement arrangements which ensure that its auditing of these records meet the national minimum standards for such audits.

[on]9th February 2017 [status]awaiting-review[/status][/on][on]17th February 2017 [comment]

New recommendation

[/comment][/on][on]28th December 2017 [status]being-progressed[/status][/on][on]28th December 2017 [comment]

Merseyside Police are progressing this recommendation. A re-inspection will take place in early 2018

[/comment][/on][on]28th December 2017 [status]awaiting-review[/status][/on][on]4th April 2018 [comment]

The force has been subject of a crime data integrity (CDI) re-inspection in February 2018 and it was considered that this recommendation had been completed.

We note that the force has increased its capacity to carry out audits. The FCR is supported by an audit team comprising 2 supervisors and 4 staff. The 2017 audit plan was delivered successfully and the FCR is confident he has sufficient resources to deliver the comprehensive 2018 audit plan and to monitor crime recording performance.

The force at any time may be subject of a further unannounced inspection as part of the CDI programme.

[/comment][/on][on]17th May 2018 [status]complete[/status][/on][on]17th May 2018 [comment]

I am satisfied that the terms of this recommendation have been properly addressed and this recommendation is therefore complete.

John Martin