Valuing the Police: Preparedness Inspection

In the October 2010 spending review, the government announced that central funding to the police service in England and Wales would be reduced in real terms by 20 percent in the four years between March 2011 and March 2015.

HMIC’s Valuing the Police programme has tracked how forces have planned to make savings to meet this budget reduction. In Spring 2011, HMIC carried out an inspection into the preparedness of forces and authorities across England and Wales to make savings over the four years of the comprehensive spending review (CSR) period (2011/12 – 2014/15). This review incorporates our inspection findings, and provides an independent commentary on the estimated scale of the challenge, and how forces and authorities planned to meet it.

The results of the inspection are available to download below, together with the underlying data, individual reports on how each force is performing and an evidence review of the relationship between police numbers and crime rates.

Reports

Adapting to Austerity: A review of police force and authority preparedness for the 2011/12 – 14/15 CSR period

Adapting to Austerity press release

Underlying data used in Adapting to Austerity (Microsoft Excel, 45KB, new window) – first published 21 July 2011, column AO amended 22 July

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Police numbers and crime rates – a rapid evidence review

Force reports

Avon and Somerset, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Bedfordshire, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Cambridgeshire, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Cheshire, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

City of London, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Cleveland, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Cumbria, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Derbyshire, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – Amended November 2011

Devon and Cornwall, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Dorset, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Durham, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Dyfed-Powys, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Dyfed-Powys, Arolygiad o Baratoi i Sicrhau Gwerth am Arian – Gorffennaf 2011

Essex, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Gloucestershire, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Greater Manchester, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Gwent, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Gwent, Arolygiad o Baratoi i Sicrhau Gwerth am Arian – Gorffennaf 2011

Hampshire, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Hertfordshire, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Humberside, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Kent, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Lancashire, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Leicestershire, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Lincolnshire, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Merseyside, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Metropolitan, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Norfolk, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

North Wales, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Gogledd Cymru, Arolygiad o Baratoi i Sicrhau Gwerth am Arian – Gorffennaf 2011

North Yorkshire, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Northamptonshire, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Northumbria, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Nottinghamshire, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

South Wales, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Heddlu De Cymru, Arolygiad o Baratoi i Sicrhau Gwerth am Arian – Gorffennaf 2011

South Yorkshire, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Staffordshire, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Suffolk, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Surrey, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Sussex, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Thames Valley, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Warwickshire, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

West Mercia, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

West Midlands, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

West Yorkshire, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011

Wiltshire, Valuing the Police preparedness inspection – July 2011