Some police forces 'given up investigating' certain crimes

Some crimes are being ignored by some police forces because they have "given up investigating them", a watchdog has warned.

A report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) found there was a "mindset" among some forces of doing "little or nothing more than recording a crime without taking further action".

The watchdog claimed offences such as criminal damage or vehicle crime are "on the verge of being decriminalised" as some forces have given up investigating them.

View all 5 updates ›

Sending police to all crimes 'a bad use of resources'

Sending police officers out to investigate every single report the emergency service gets is "a bad use of resources", the Warwickshire Police Crime Commissioner has said.

Ron Ball told Good Morning Britain, Warwickshire Constabulary investigated every call they received, but looked into some from the desk and then prioritised officers to the most pressing cases.

More top news