West Midlands Police .
..... have failed to report 16.600 VIOLENT Crimes !
Looking at the figures of the 'reported' crimes, it's somewhat worrying . https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-46867657
West Midlands Police is "failing victims" and not recording more than 16,600 violent crimes each year, a watchdog has said.
The force was rated inadequate by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services, who said victims felt let down and not believed.Only 78% of violent crime and 89% of sexual offences reported were recorded, it found
The force said it had made "substantial progress".
About three-quarters of police forces around the country have already been inspected and of those, two-thirds were rated as either "inadequate" or "requiring improvement".
Reports from inspections were first published in 2016, after police forces throughout England and Wales were found to have an "utterly unacceptable" rate of accurately recording crime.
The recording rate by the West Midlands force remained "unacceptable and must be urgently addressed", the watchdog said.