Avon and Somerset Constabulary Crime Data Integrity inspection, revisit

During our Avon and Somerset Constabulary Crime Data Integrity inspection, in July 2016, we identified crime recording arrangements required improvement.

We revisited Avon and Somerset in January 2020 to assess the progress made since that report.

This letter, setting out our findings from the revisit, was sent to Avon and Somerset Constabulary in March 2020, and is now being published alongside other CDI publications.

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Avon and Somerset Constabulary CDI revisit letter 2020 (PDF document)

COVID-19

In March 2020 we suspended our inspection activity to enable forces and fire and rescue services to focus on dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. We deferred this report’s publication as part of this suspension. HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary Sir Thomas Winsor comments in detail on this as part of his annual assessment of policing, published on 2 July 2020. Our findings in this report are based on evidence we collected before the pandemic was declared. Care should be taken if seeking to make links between our findings and police performance during the lockdown.

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