The consequences of police officers not properly recording crimes are "serious", the head of the police watchdog has said.
The Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Tom Winsor, was speaking after a report claimed officers may be failing to record as many as a fifth of crimes.
The consequences of under-recording of crime are serious, and may mean victims and the community are failed because crimes are not investigated, the levels of crime will be wrongly under-stated, and police chiefs will lack the information they need to make sound decisions on the deployment of their resources.
More top news
Hundreds remain missing in what is becoming one of the worst natural disasters to hit Central America in recent years.
Medical charity worker relates how he and colleagues tried to save patients and staff following devastating air strike.
Union leaders and officials from a range of campaign groups will address demonstrators as Conservative party conference gets under way.