“We are taking this very seriously. I think there are two very clear reasons why this number has fallen. The first and most important is we just need to get better at investigating.”
He went on to blame a new computer system used to store data recently rolled out across the force.
The Sussex Police news isn’t all grim though: burglary victims will be pleased to learn that the force performs above average on a fifteen metre shuttle run; that a Chief Inspector has just set off for a ten day ‘fact-finding’ tour of Canadian universities; and that the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner has been busy loading unwanted bedroom furniture into the back of a van.