Core Business: an inspection into crime prevention, police attendance and the use of police time
This report examines all 43 police forces in England and Wales. It looks at three principal aspects of day-to-day policing: the prevention of crime; how crime is investigated and offenders are brought to justice; and freeing up and using police time more efficiently (which includes the use of modern technology). The report merges three complementary inspections into a single assessment.
Get the national report
Get the terms of reference
Get the data
Get the press release
Get the letters to forces
We have written to each chief constable detailing findings for their force.
Get the British Transport Police report
While not part of the main Core Business report, at their request, we also inspected the British Transport Police.