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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

Police Officers have been accused of routinely massaging crime statistics so that they look better for their forces performance figures the house of commons public administration committee has been informed.

Police officers and former police officers have spoken at the hearing telling the commons about techniques which are used to make them look better which include  “cuffing”, “nodding”, “skewing” and “stitching”.

Police Officers log more serious offences as lesser offences to make things look better for the force, Chairman of the Committe Bernard Jenkins said “shocked that apparently such manipulation of police statistics could possibly happen on such a wide scale and become so institutionally prevalent”.

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