Chris Green MP, along with all Greater Manchester Conservative MPs has written to the Mayor of Greater Manchester and Police Crime Commissioner (PCC), Andy Burnham, to request action is taken in response to the damning report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).
HMIC had already warned Greater Manchester Police about inaccurate crime recording in 2016 and 2018 and in this latest report has described the situation as having “significantly deteriorated” with more than a fifth of reported crimes never being recorded, rising to one in four with violent offences. Averaged out over the course of the year, this means that 80,000 reported crimes are not being recorded, a situation that the Inspectorate describes as “wholly unacceptable” with a conclusion that GMP is failing to protect the victims of those crimes and is “denying justice” to some of the most vulnerable in society.
In response to the publication of the report Mr Green said: “It is deeply concerning to see the situation with Greater Manchester Police continuing to get worse. Law and order is the most important concern of my constituents and is the main duty of the mayor.
“There are a range of failings, including the iOPS computer system, that are widely known and have become embedded within GMP for years. What I want to know now, is what action is the Mayor of GM going to take to resolve these problems before the end of his four years in office?”