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The national crime recording standard (NCRS): What you need to know

This publication was withdrawn on 10 September 2015

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The national crime recording standard (NCRS) is a standard for recording crime in accordance with the law.

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The national crime recording standard (NCRS) is a standard for recording crime in accordance with the law. It is based on applying legal definitions of crime to victim’s reports. The aim of NCRS is to be victim focussed and maintain a consistent data set of recorded crime allegations across all forces.