Crime Audit Report

HMICS Crime Audit 2016

The aim of our audit was to assess the state, efficiency and effectiveness of crime recording by Police Scotland and the extent to which practice complies with the Scottish Crime Recording Standard and Counting Rules. We also assessed arrangements for the management, governance and internal auditing of crime recording. This audit follows similar audits of crime recording carried out by HMICS in 2013 and 2014.

HMICS Crime Audit 2016 - Terms of Reference

HMICS has published terms of reference for our Crime Audit 2016. The aim of this audit will be to assess the state, efficiency and effectiveness of crime recording by Police Scotland and the extent to which recording practice complies with the Scottish Crime Recording Standard and Counting Rules.

HMICS will test the accuracy of around 7,000 incident and crime records, and will assess arrangements for the management, governance and auditing of crime recording. The results of our audit will:

Crime Audit: British Transport Police, Scotland Division

The aim of our audit was to assess the state, efficiency and effectiveness of crime recording by British Transport Police (BTP) in Scotland and the extent to which recording practice complies with the Scottish Crime Recording Standard and the Scottish Government’s Counting Rules.

The results of the audit will provide the public and key stakeholders with greater information on which to base their assessment of the accuracy of crime statistics and will highlight to BTP areas of good practice as well as areas for improvement.

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