Writing last month on this site, Professor Tim Hope observed that the most surprising thing about the realisation that the police manipulate crime statistics is that it should have come as any surprise at all.
The Guardian is one of several papers to report today on the Police Inspectorate's ongoing investigation into police crime data. It alleged that the police are failing to record 20 per cent of crime allegations reported to them.
The Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Tom Winsor, has previously told MPs that it was 'almost certain' that the police fiddled crime statistics.
Download the report - Crime recording: A matter of fact - below.