This is a request under the FOI Act relating to a policy of waiting a period of time before Recording reported rapes.
Please let me know:
a) What the force’s policy is on wait times between recording and reporting rapes?
b) How long this policy has been in existence
West Midlands Police does not operate a force policy ‘on wait times before recording reported rapes.
West Midlands Police operates in accordance with the Home Office Counting Rules for Recorded Crime and the National Crime Recording Standard (NCRS).