NORTH Yorkshire Police has been recognised for showing ‘impressive levels of improvement’ in the number of crimes it is recording each year.

The statement has come from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) following criticism that some forces across the country are failing to record thousands of crimes each year, in some areas up to 10 per cent of reported crimes going unrecorded.

A National Police Chiefs’ Council spokesman said: “We are working to further improve the accuracy of crime reporting, which is governed by detailed counting rules set out by the Home Office.

“The accurate recording of crime can be influenced by many factors which may not be clear at the beginning of an investigation.”