To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to verify the most recent crime performance figures from Greater Manchester Police.
2 March 2020
Greater Manchester Police’s most recent crime data submission to the Home Office was received in August 2019. This covered police recorded crime up the end of June 2019. There has been a disruption to the regular supply of crime data since the force implemented a new Integrated Operational IT system in July 2019.
The Home Office carries out regular quality assurance of data received from all police forces in England and Wales before data are published as official statistics.