Public Administration Committee takes evidence on Crime Statistics

19 November 2013

This is the first session of PASC's inquiry into Crime Statistics, part of the committee's programme of work on statistics and their use in government.  Members will hear from current and former police officers and from Police and Crime Commissioners.

The @commonsPASC Twitter account will be live tweeting this evidence session and tagging posts with the hashtag #crimestats


At 9.30am, Tuesday 19 November 2013, committee room 8, committee corridor

  • James Patrick, Metropolitan Police
  • Peter Barron, former Detective Chief Superintendent, Metropolitan Police
  • Dr Rodger Patrick, former Chief Inspector, West Midlands Police
  • Paul Ford, Police Federation
  • Ann Barnes, Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent
  • Nick Alston, Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex
  • Paddy Tipping, Police and Crime Commisioner for Nottinghamshire
  • Alan Pughsley, Deputy Chief Constable, Kent Police

Objectives for the session

Particular issues to be explored may include:

  • the extent to which the recorded crime data serves as a reliable indicator of national and local crime trends;
  • the extent to which adequate procedures are in place to promote a culture of data integrity within the police; and
  • the importance of accurate crime data to Police and Crime Commissioners for the purposes of local performance monitoring and accountability.

Further information

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