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Police and Crime Commissioner group to bring new rigour to reporting crime in the Staffordshire Moorlands

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: April 26, 2014

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MEMBERS of an independent group established by Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis to bring new rigour to crime recording in Leek, Cheadle and Biddulph have been scrutinising offences.

The group, which is part of the Ethics, Transparency and Audit Committee, reviewed records from wide-ranging crimes including rape and other sexual offences, affray and anti-social behaviour including those marked for no further action.

Out of a sample of 80 crimes from across Staffordshire only three required further explanation, two needed clarification and one was re-examined.

A spokesman for the group said: "Members concluded that recording and auditing methods were robust and the public should be reassured that Staffordshire Police have a high degree of accuracy and quality in their crime recording systems.

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