Lancashire Police have been rated inadequate after failing to record 20,000 crimes a year. The criticism is in a new report from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabularies. The recording rate for violent crime is a particular cause of concern at only 78.3 percent.
The figures relate to:1 October 2016 to 31 March 2017.
The report adds there was some progress in putting victims at forefront of their crime-recording and improving procedures for dealing with modern day slavery.
But it said 'much work remains to be done.'