Rape and violence are among the thousands of crimes that are not recorded by the police, a watchdog warned.
Inspectors who are reviewing crime data for every police force in England found that at Thames Valley Police (TVP), one of the largest forces in the country, 35,200 crimes were not recorded per year.
The force has been graded “inadequate” at recording crime by a watchdog which found only about 80 percent of crimes that were reported were recorded.
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) found that nearly one in five crimes reported to Lincolnshire police were undocumented, potentially leaving some victims shut out from support services.
The watchdog examined records from the period 1 June to 30 November 2017 and estimated that about 9,400 reported crimes were not recorded per year – more than 18% of the total reported to Lincolnshire police.
The report said a “large proportion of common assaults and malicious communication offences and a small number of more serious crimes, including sexual offences, grievous bodily harm and rape”, were not recorded.
Of particular concern was violent crime, where only 72.7% of reported incidents were recorded, with some crimes of grievous bodily harm and wounding where victims were badly injured not being properly documented.
Richard - cleared by murder cops - and his dementia-sufferer wife Maureen, 76, were forced to flee into police protection fears of revenge attacks from Vincent's associates.
Three-and-a-half months on and the Osborn-Brooks are still in hiding.
Their family home has remained untouched since removal men visited and a security firm boarded it up and installed a CCTV camera.
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