“It’s a difficult one because we want more people to report it, but they are very labour intensive cases; there is not a single rape that we get that we don’t investigate.
“We get other crimes that we can say, we are not going to investigate that, but every rape we get reported, we put a lot into.”It's our old pal Nev yet again. You'd think a man of his rank would .... well, be a bit smarter. Wouldn't you?
Referring to the increase in reporting of such crimes, he said: “These are really difficult, time-consuming, complex crimes to investigate. We have had to put extra people in to help.
“There has been some extra investment in that area through the precept, which was particularly around sexual offences and child sexual exploitation.
“But otherwise we have just had to realign what people have been doing, so less on some things like acquisitive crime (theft and burglary)."I can prove beyond doubt that I had a TV that was nicked by someone, Nev. I can show you the receipt, the place where it stood, provide visitors to interview who will give you a statement that, yes indeed, I did possess a TV.
You aren't going to get that with most reported or claimed rapes.
So why pursue the crimes you can't ever prove actually happened in the first place?