Inspectors revisit Kent Police crime stats probe

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Inspectors who last year found Kent Police had inaccurately recorded crimes have revisited the force.

Police and crime commissioner Ann Barnes said she asked the inspectors to return to Kent Police in December and their final report was due this month.

She said she expected Kent Police to be given "a clean bill of health".

Last year, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) found one in 10 crimes had been inaccurately recorded by Kent Police.

Last year's report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary looked at how crime figures were compiled by Kent Police and found an "institutional bias towards chasing numerical targets for solving crime".

It found 25% of crimes, including rapes and robberies, were wrongly recorded as "no-crimes".

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