Value for money profiles

The value for money (VfM) profiles provide comparative data on a wide range of policing activities. For instance: does your force spend more or less than other similar forces? Does it receive fewer or more 999 calls? How does the crime rate differ from other force areas?

It is important to note that the profiles highlight what these differences are, but not why they exist. There are many reasons why (for instance) a force might spend more on a particular function than other forces, or pay its officers more. Forces and police and crime commissioners can explain these reasons; the VfM profiles aim to help you ask the right questions.

The profiles are based on data provided by the police.

To note: the years below refer to the year in which the profiles were produced:

2016 2015 2014 2013
2012 2011 2010 2009

2016

These profiles were published in November 2016.

The profiles

There is a full value for money profile for each force, and a shorter, summary version. Choose your force from the list below to see the profiles.

Avon and Somerset, value for money profile, 2016

Bedfordshire, value for money profile, 2016

Cambridgeshire, value for money profile, 2016

Cheshire, value for money profile, 2016

City of London, value for money profile, 2016

Cleveland, value for money profile, 2016

Cumbria, value for money profile, 2016

Derbyshire, value for money profile, 2016

Devon and Cornwall, value for money profile, 2016

Dorset, value for money profile, 2016

Durham, value for money profile, 2016

Dyfed-Powys, value for money profile, 2016

Essex, value for money profile, 2016

Gloucestershire, value for money profile, 2016

Greater Manchester, value for money profile, 2016

Gwent, value for money profile, 2016

Hampshire, value for money profile, 2016

Hertfordshire, value for money profile, 2016

Humberside, value for money profile, 2016

Kent, value for money profile, 2016

Lancashire, value for money profile, 2016

Leicestershire, value for money profile, 2016

Lincolnshire, value for money profile, 2016

Merseyside, value for money profile, 2016

Metropolitan, value for money profile, 2016

Norfolk, value for money profile, 2016

North Wales, value for money profile, 2016

North Yorkshire, value for money profile, 2016

Northamptonshire, value for money profile, 2016

Northumbria, value for money profile, 2016

Nottinghamshire, value for money profile, 2016

South Wales, value for money profile, 2016

South Yorkshire, value for money profile, 2016

Staffordshire, value for money profile, 2015

Suffolk, value for money profile, 2016

Surrey, value for money profile, 2016

Sussex, value for money profile, 2016

Thames Valley, value for money profile, 2016

Warwickshire, value for money profile, 2016

West Mercia, value for money profile, 2016

West Midlands, value for money profile, 2016

West Yorkshire, value for money profile, 2016

Wiltshire, value for money profile, 2016

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2015

These profiles were published in November 2015.

The profiles

There is a full value for money profile for each force, and a shorter, summary version. Choose your force from the list below to see the profiles.

Avon and Somerset, value for money profile, 2015

Bedfordshire, value for money profile, 2015

Cambridgeshire, value for money profile, 2015

Cheshire, value for money profile, 2015

City of London, value for money profile, 2015

Cleveland, value for money profile, 2015

Cumbria, value for money profile, 2015

Derbyshire, value for money profile, 2015

Devon and Cornwall, value for money profile, 2015

Dorset, value for money profile, 2015

Durham, value for money profile, 2015

Dyfed-Powys, value for money profile, 2015

Essex, value for money profile, 2015

Gloucestershire, value for money profile, 2015

Greater Manchester, value for money profile, 2015

Gwent, value for money profile, 2015

Hampshire, value for money profile, 2015

Hertfordshire, value for money profile, 2015

Humberside, value for money profile, 2015

Kent, value for money profile, 2015

Lancashire, value for money profile, 2015

Leicestershire, value for money profile, 2015

Lincolnshire, value for money profile, 2015

Merseyside, value for money profile, 2015

Metropolitan, value for money profile, 2015

Norfolk, value for money profile, 2015

North Wales, value for money profile, 2015

North Yorkshire, value for money profile, 2015

Northamptonshire, value for money profile, 2015

Northumbria, value for money profile, 2015

Nottinghamshire, value for money profile, 2015

South Wales, value for money profile, 2015

South Yorkshire, value for money profile, 2015

Staffordshire, value for money profile, 2015

Please note: Staffordshire’s income and expenditure figures shown in the police and crime commissioner’s section of the report are incorrect and revised figures have been submitted to the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

Suffolk, value for money profile, 2015

Surrey, value for money profile, 2015

Sussex, value for money profile, 2015

Thames Valley, value for money profile, 2015

Warwickshire, value for money profile, 2015

West Mercia, value for money profile, 2015

West Midlands, value for money profile, 2015

West Yorkshire, value for money profile, 2015

Wiltshire, value for money profile, 2015

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2014

These profiles were published in October 2014.

2014 Value for money profiles

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2013

These profiles were published in November 2013.

Data collection dates

  • Cost and workforce (Police Objective Analysis): 22 October 2013
  • Crime and sanction detections: as per the Office of National Statistics and Home Office publication 18 July 2013
  • Other workforce (from data returns to the Home Office): 15 October 2013
  • Victims of crime survey and incident data: 18 July 2013

The profiles

This year, along with a full value for money profile for each force, we have produced a shorter, summary version. Choose your force from the list below to see the full profile, the summary version, and a document explaining the calculations which were used to produce the summaries.

Some forces amended their data after the profiles were produced. The Value for money profiles 2013: Updated figures document contains a list of these amendments.

Avon and Somerset, value for money profile, 2013

Bedfordshire, value for money profile, 2013

Cambridgeshire, value for money profile, 2013

Cheshire, value for money profile, 2013

City of London, value for money profile, 2013

Cleveland, value for money profile, 2013

Cumbria, value for money profile, 2013

Derbyshire, value for money profile, 2013

Devon and Cornwall, value for money profile, 2013

Dorset, value for money profile, 2013

Durham, value for money profile, 2013

Dyfed-Powys, value for money profile, 2013

Essex, value for money profile, 2013

Gloucestershire, value for money profile, 2013

Greater Manchester, value for money profile, 2013

Gwent, value for money profile, 2013

Hampshire, value for money profile, 2013

Hertfordshire, value for money profile, 2013

Humberside, value for money profile, 2013

Kent, value for money profile, 2013

Lancashire, value for money profile, 2013

Leicestershire, value for money profile, 2013

Lincolnshire, value for money profile, 2013

Merseyside, value for money profile, 2013

Metropolitan, value for money profile, 2013

Norfolk, value for money profile, 2013

North Wales, value for money profile, 2013

North Yorkshire, value for money profile, 2013

Northamptonshire, value for money profile, 2013

Northumbria, value for money profile, 2013

Nottinghamshire, value for money profile, 2013

South Wales, value for money profile, 2013

South Yorkshire, value for money profile, 2013

Staffordshire, value for money profile, 2013

Suffolk, value for money profile, 2013

Surrey, value for money profile, 2013

Sussex, value for money profile, 2013

Thames Valley, value for money profile, 2013

Warwickshire, value for money profile, 2013

West Mercia, value for money profile, 2013

West Midlands, value for money profile, 2013

West Yorkshire, value for money profile, 2013

Wiltshire, value for money profile, 2013

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2012

These profiles were published in October 2012.

Data collection dates

  • Cost and workforce (Police Objective Analysis): 10 October 2012
  • Crime and sanction detections: as per the Office of National Statistics and Home Office publication in July
  • Other workforce (from data returns to the Home Office): 17-26 September 2012
  • Victims of crime survey and incident data: 04 July 2012

Avon and Somerset, value for money profile, 2012

Bedfordshire, value for money profile, 2012

Cambridgeshire, value for money profile, 2012

Cheshire, value for money profile, 2012

City of London, value for money profile, 2012

Cleveland, value for money profile, 2012

Cumbria, value for money profile, 2012

Derbyshire, value for money profile, 2012

Devon and Cornwall, value for money profile, 2012

Dorset, value for money profile, 2012

Durham, value for money profile, 2012

Dyfed-Powys, value for money profile, 2012

Essex, value for money profile, 2012

Gloucestershire, value for money profile, 2012

Greater Manchester, value for money profile, 2012

Gwent, value for money profile, 2012

Hampshire, value for money profile, 2012

Hertfordshire, value for money profile, 2012

Humberside, value for money profile, 2012

Kent, value for money profile, 2012

Lancashire, value for money profile, 2012

Leicestershire, value for money profile, 2012

Lincolnshire, value for money profile, 2012

Merseyside, value for money profile, 2012

Metropolitan, value for money profile, 2012

Norfolk, value for money profile, 2012

North Wales, value for money profile, 2012

North Yorkshire, value for money profile, 2012

Northamptonshire, value for money profile, 2012

Northumbria, value for money profile, 2012

Nottinghamshire, value for money profile, 2012

South Wales, value for money profile, 2012

South Yorkshire, value for money profile, 2012

Staffordshire, value for money profile, 2012

Suffolk, value for money profile, 2012

Surrey, value for money profile, 2012

Sussex, value for money profile, 2012

Thames Valley, value for money profile, 2012

Warwickshire, value for money profile, 2012

West Mercia, value for money profile, 2012

West Midlands, value for money profile, 2012

West Yorkshire, value for money profile, 2012

Wiltshire, value for money profile, 2012

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2011

These profiles were produced in November 2011 and published in October 2012.

Avon and Somerset, value for money profile, 2011

Bedfordshire, value for money profile, 2011

Cambridgeshire, value for money profile, 2011

Cheshire, value for money profile, 2011

City of London, value for money profile, 2011

Cleveland, value for money profile, 2011

Cumbria, value for money profile, 2011

Derbyshire, value for money profile, 2011

Devon and Cornwall, value for money profile, 2011

Dorset, value for money profile, 2011

Durham, value for money profile, 2011

Dyfed-Powys, value for money profile, 2011

Essex, value for money profile, 2011

Gloucestershire, value for money profile, 2011

Greater Manchester, value for money profile, 2011

Gwent, value for money profile, 2011

Hampshire, value for money profile, 2011

Hertfordshire, value for money profile, 2011

Humberside, value for money profile, 2011

Kent, value for money profile, 2011

Lancashire, value for money profile, 2011

Leicestershire, value for money profile, 2011

Lincolnshire, value for money profile, 2011

Merseyside, value for money profile, 2011

Metropolitan, value for money profile, 2011

Norfolk, value for money profile, 2011

North Wales, value for money profile, 2011

North Yorkshire, value for money profile, 2011

Northamptonshire, value for money profile, 2011

Northumbria, value for money profile, 2011

Nottinghamshire, value for money profile, 2011

South Wales, value for money profile, 2011

South Yorkshire, value for money profile, 2011

Staffordshire, value for money profile, 2011

Suffolk, value for money profile, 2011

Surrey, value for money profile, 2011

Sussex, value for money profile, 2011

Thames Valley, value for money profile, 2011

Warwickshire, value for money profile, 2011

West Mercia, value for money profile, 2011

West Midlands, value for money profile, 2011

West Yorkshire, value for money profile, 2011

Wiltshire, value for money profile, 2011

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2010

These profiles were produced in Autumn 2010 and published in August 2011.

Avon and Somerset, value for money profile, 2010

Avon and Somerset, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Bedfordshire, value for money profile, 2010

Bedfordshire, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Cambridgeshire, value for money profile, 2010

Cambridgeshire, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Cheshire, value for money profile, 2010

Cheshire, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

City of London, value for money profile, 2010

Cleveland, value for money profile, 2010

Cleveland, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Cumbria, value for money profile, 2010

Cumbria, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Derbyshire, value for money profile, 2010

Derbyshire, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Devon and Cornwall, value for money profile, 2010

Devon and Cornwall, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Dorset, value for money profile, 2010

Dorset, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Durham, value for money profile, 2010

Durham, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Dyfed-Powys, value for money profile, 2010

Dyfed-Powys, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Essex, value for money profile, 2010

Essex, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Gloucestershire, value for money profile, 2010

Gloucestershire, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Greater Manchester, value for money profile, 2010

Greater Manchester, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Gwent, value for money profile, 2010

Gwent, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Hampshire, value for money profile, 2010

Hampshire, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Hertfordshire, value for money profile, 2010

Hertfordshire, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Humberside, value for money profile, 2010

Humberside, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Kent, value for money profile, 2010

Kent, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Lancashire, value for money profile, 2010

Lancashire, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Leicestershire, value for money profile, 2010

Leicestershire, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Lincolnshire, value for money profile, 2010

Lincolnshire, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Merseyside, value for money profile, 2010

Merseyside, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Metropolitan, value for money profile, 2010

Metropolitan, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Norfolk, value for money profile, 2010

Norfolk, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

North Wales, value for money profile, 2010

North Wales, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

North Yorkshire, value for money profile, 2010

North Yorkshire, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Northamptonshire, value for money profile, 2010

Northamptonshire, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Northumbria, value for money profile, 2010

Northumbria, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Nottinghamshire, value for money profile, 2010

Nottinghamshire, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

South Wales, value for money profile, 2010

South Wales, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

South Yorkshire, value for money profile, 2010

South Yorkshire, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Staffordshire, value for money profile, 2010

Stafforshire, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Suffolk, value for money profile, 2010

Suffolk, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Surrey, value for money profile, 2010

Surrey, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Sussex, value for money profile, 2010

Sussex, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Thames Valley, value for money profile, 2010

Thames Valley, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Warwickshire, value for money profile, 2010

Warwickshire, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

West Mercia, value for money profile, 2010

West Mercia, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

West Midlands, value for money profile, 2010

West Midlands, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

West Yorkshire, value for money profile, 2010

West Yorkshire, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

Wiltshire, value for money profile, 2010

Wiltshire, value for money profile – most similar group, 2010

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2009

The 2009 value for money profiles are available on the archived version of the HMIC website, 2010 kept by The National Archives.

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