The Chief Inspector of Constabulary for England and Wales, Tom Winsor, was yesterday reappointed for a further five year term, apparently without the post being advertised. The Home Secretary Theresa May said that 'Mr Winsor has worked tirelessly to ensure that the Inspectorate is able to successfully shine a light on policing outcomes and value for money'.
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.
It is 'almost certain' that the police fiddle crime figures, the Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Tom Winsor, told the House of Commons Home Affairs yesterday.
Mr Winsor is the latest figure to question the accuracy of police crime data. According to The Daily Telegraph, he told MPs: