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Police service committed to ensuring a complaints process that has victims' confidence

Following this morning's report by the Victims' Commissioner, Baroness Newlove, into complaints systems for victims in the criminal justice system, National Policing Lead for Victims and Witnesses, Assistant Chief Constable Gary Cann, has pledged to work with colleagues across the service to make sure that the police's own complaints processes are operating in the best possible way so as to ensure the confidence of victims who feel they have cause for complaint.

College of Policing research on demand shows that policing is about far more than cutting crime

The analysis shows the incoming and ongoing work of the police and suggests an increasing amount of police time is directed towards public protection work such as  managing high-risk offenders and protecting victims who are at risk and often vulnerable

Crimes stats: Our challenge is to deal effectively with the growing demand while keeping traditional types of crime down

The latest crime statistics show crime is down overall but with increases in recorded violent and sexual offences