Mr Williams believes that police transparency on crime levels was badly hit by the Leverson Enquiry
(PRWEB UK) 22 May 2013
The head of the police federation, Steve Williams, is expected to announce that crime figures may not be what they seem at his speech later this week at the federation’s annual conference in Bournemouth – reports The Telegraph.
This is in light of official figures from the Office for National Statistics, which stated last month that crime was at record lows despite cuts to police budgets and staffing levels.
Mr Williams believes that police transparency on crime levels was badly hit by the Leverson Enquiry and that the true level of crime is not being reported or recorded with closed police stations and less police making it difficult for citizens to report crime.
He also claims that crime is being downgraded in seriousness and that numbers are being hidden.
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