In the Media

Police move to ignore minor crime

PUBLISHED January 4, 2005

Police should stop responding to small-scale call-outs such as arguments between neighbours and minor car accidents, senior officers have said.

The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpos) argued the move would cut bureaucracy.
A police report has focussed on problems such as vandalism, parking disputes and fires in which nobody is injured. The study says police time is not being used effectively.