The ONS have today released their crime statistics for the 12 months to September 2017. The stats show a decrease of 10 per cent in crime measured by the Crime Survey of England and Wales but a 14 per cent increase in recorded crime.
Every investigation is a search for truth. That means following all leads and examining all evidence – with objectivity and impartiality. It also means disclosing any of the material gathered in that search that may undermine the prosecution or help the defence. The cases of Liam Allan and Issac Itiary demonstrate the devastating consequences of not doing so.
The most recent report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire and Rescue services found a great deal of positive work done on legitimacy in recent years but focuses on the need for more analysis on stop and search data