South Yorkshire Police Crime Data Integrity inspection, revisit
During our South Yorkshire Police Crime Data Integrity inspection, in May 2018, we identified a cause of concern about crime recording arrangements.
We revisited South Yorkshire in January 2020 to complete an audit of incident records.
This letter, setting out our findings from the revisit, was sent to South Yorkshire Police in March 2020, and is now being published alongside other CDI publications.
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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.