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Crime registering system "has not worked well"

File photo of the Swedish police looking for evidence at acrime scene. Photo: Johan Nilsson/Scanpix

The Swedish police are considering scrapping their new IT system, which they use for filing crime details. The system, Pust Siebel, has reportedly brought enormous problems with it and been subject to much criticism during the last year.

The system, Pust Siebel, has reportedly brought enormous problems with it and been subject to much criticism during the last year.

"This system has not worked well," Kalle Wallin with the National Police Board tells newspaper Dagens Nyheter, adding that the police are not getting the support they need to use the system.

Police are currently making an analysis of what to do with the system. Stefan Holgersson, a researcher with the police, wrote in a press release that they have made progress but that there are many factors to consider, and that it will take longer before a decision can be made.

Police have complained it can take hours to register a simple case, according to news agency TT, and the police union wants to get rid of the system completely. The external consultant EY (formerly Ernst & Young) has said that Pust Siebel is not an appropriate system for the police to use to handle cases.

In December, the National Police Board told TT that the system cost around SEK 123 million.

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