Under-recording of sex crimes

Sarah Young made this Freedom of Information request to Police Scotland

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Dear Police Scotland,

Please can you tell me the percentage of Police Scotland's decisions to change a rape crime to a no crime incorrectly from 2012-2015? For example a HMRC report for England and Wales showed that 20% of decisions to change a rape crime to a no crime were incorrect from 2012-2013. What is this data for Scotland please?

Also please can you tell me which of Police Scotland's forces were the worst three for recording sexual offences as no crimes wrongly from 2013-2015 if possible.

Yours faithfully,

Sarah Young

FOI, Police Scotland


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I can confirm that we have received your request which has been logged under reference number 2016-0268.

Thank you

FOI Team

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Good morning

Please see attached response to your FOI Request 2016-0268.

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your request.

Kind regards

Andrene MacLeod
Lead Disclosure Officer (North)
Information Management
Office: 01463 720516
Website: http://www.scotland.police.uk
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