Auditable crime-recording route

The route by which a crime is reported and subsequently logged into the system to create a crime record that can be checked by internal police force auditors and by HMICFRS auditors. It is based on the power of common law. This means that the police can consider disclosing information to protect a member of the public who may be at risk of harm from domestic violence or abuse.

Predominantly, the auditable route in police forces is through the IT systems in crime management units and call-handling centres where crimes are initially recorded and where each record is opened and closed at the start and end of an investigation.


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