“Crime is down…”, say ‘call me Dave’…
If Dave told me the sky was above the ground-I would look out of the window, just to be sure…
We have a great policy here around reducing crime figures: we say it isn’t a crime.
Confused? Let me explain…
Caller is in a club and her ‘phone goes missing from her bag. She tells the bouncers and they tell her to call the rozzers.
She calls and is asked if she has seen anyone take the ‘phone from her bag.
She says, “no…”
“You’ve lost it then… here is a loss number”
Crime figure reduced by one!
We do the same with lost bags; purses; wallets well… anything except cars really…
Then…(you will love this…) if we lock somebody up for theft from- we go through the losses and nail them for the above!
Simples… eh? not ethical?
Do you think the DI cares more about ethics than her crime figures for DMB? (daily management briefing)
This is the real world-NOTHING HAS CHANGED WE STILL ARE ON TARGETS-THEY STILL MATTER.