Review into allegations and intelligence material concerning Jimmy Savile

Part of: Protecting people from violence and abuse Specific reviews

HMIC’s review of allegations made against Jimmy Savile during his lifetime finds mistakes were made by the police; and while policies and practices designed to improve the experience of child victims. In the review, we raise serious concerns over why so many victims felt unable to come forward and report what had happened to the authorities.

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“Mistakes were made” HMIC’s review into allegations and intelligence material concerning Jimmy Savile between 1964 and 2012.

Please note: In July 2017 HMIC took on responsibility for fire & rescue service inspections and was renamed HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS). Inspections carried out before July 2017 may continue to refer to HMIC.