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Discrepancies with crime figures data, Oxenhope Parish Council told
2:50pm Saturday 19th October 2013 in Keighley
A policeman told a council meeting that from now on he would be informing them about general crime trends rather than statistics when attending its meetings.
Sergeant Chris Watson reminded members of Oxenhope Parish Council how he had previously listed the number of individual offences recorded in the area during the past six weeks.
“This information will still be available on the Police UK website,” he added. “But when we’ve provided these figures before, we’ve been told the statistics differ from what is recorded elsewhere.”
He explained the computer used to log reported crimes does not always record the word ‘Oxenhope’, which can lead to discrepancies between different sets of statistics.