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NCJ Number: 200159 Find in a Library
Title: Home Office Counting Rules for Recorded Crime
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
Information and Publications Group
United Ki
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 312
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
Information and Publications Group
Room 201
50 Queen Anne's Gate
London, SW1H 9AT,
United Kingdom
Document: PDF
Type: Guideline
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the Home Office Counting Rules for recorded crime by the police forces in England and Wales, ensuring consistency in recording by police forces.
Abstract: This report presents counting rules produced by the Research Development and Statistics Directorate of the Home Office in the counting and classifying of notifiable offenses recorded by the police forces in England and Wales. The general rules are divided into 10 categories: (1) whether or when to record, (2) classification and reclassification, (3) no crimes, (4) one crime per victim, (5) the finished incident rule, (6) the principal crime rule, (7) crimes in more than one force, (8) detections, (9) other agencies, and (10) other issues. All the general rules have an overall application, yet, there are exceptions for certain types of crime, stated on the counting rules page for that particular crime type. The rules were revised to take into account the introduction of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) National Crime Recording Standard (NCRS), adopted in April 2002. The main aims of these general counting rules are to improve clarity and to ensure consistency in the recording by police forces. Appendices include: National Crime Recording Standard, extract from CPS code for Crown prosecutors and National Crime Recording Steering Group Protocol for managing reports of crime occurring in other public police force areas.
Main Term(s): Police records
Index Term(s): Arrest records; England; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Offense classification; Police reports; Records; Records management; Regulations; United Kingdom (UK)
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