PEEL: Dyfed-Powys Police cause of concern – crime data integrity
If our inspections identify a serious or critical shortcoming in a force’s practice, policy or performance, it will be reported as a cause of concern. A cause of concern will always be accompanied by one or more recommendations. When we identify causes of concern during our inspections, we normally provide details in the subsequent force report.
Sometimes, such as when we discover significant service failures or risks to public safety, we report our concerns and recommendations earlier. This is called an accelerated cause of concern.
This accelerated cause of concern has been issued to Dyfed-Powys Police because the force is too often failing to record reported crimes, and has failed to make improvements.