Elfyn Llwyd – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Elfyn Llwyd on 2014-06-10.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how the police record complaints and offences of stalking.

Damian Green

The National Crime Recording Standard sets out that in all cases where a victim reports an allegation of a crime of stalking, the police must register an incident and once that report is confirmed as a crime they must then record it as such. Stalking is a serious crime and in recognition of this in April this year the Government established a specific stalking classification in the Home Office Counting Rules to provide improved data and transparency.