Core Business: an inspection into crime prevention, police attendance and the use of police time

Summary

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.

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Core Business: an inspection into crime prevention, police attendance and the use of police time (PDF document, 904 kB)

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Read the terms of reference for ‘Core Business: an inspection into crime prevention, police attendance and the use of police time’

Get the data

Core business data (Microsoft Excel) (Spreadsheet, 38 kB)

Core business data (Open data spreadsheet) (Spreadsheet, 10 kB)

Core business force-by-force details (Microsoft Excel) (Spreadsheet, 55 kB)

Core business force-by-force details (Open data spreadsheet) (Spreadsheet, 10 kB)

Get the press release

Press release for Core Business: an inspection into crime prevention, police attendance and the use of police time

Get the letters to forces

We have written to each chief constable detailing findings for their force.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 125 kB)

Bedfordshire Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 92 kB)

Cambridgeshire Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 111 kB)

Cheshire Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 124 kB)

City Of London Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 153 kB)

Cleveland Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 99 kB)

Cumbria Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 101 kB)

Derbyshire Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 89 kB)

Devon and Cornwall Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 125 kB)

Dorset Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 102 kB)

Durham Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 101 kB)

Dyfed-Powys Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 128 kB)

Essex Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 91 kB)

Gloucestershire Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 102 kB)

Greater Manchester Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 107 kB)

Gwent Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 106 kB)

Hampshire Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 90 kB)

Hertfordshire Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 113 kB)

Humberside Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 123 kB)

Kent Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 90 kB)

Lancashire Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 105 kB)

Leicestershire Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 91 kB)

Lincolnshire Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 90 kB)

Merseyside Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 101 kB)

Metropolitan Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 106 kB)

Norfolk Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 88 kB)

North Wales Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 128 kB)

North Yorkshire Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 105 kB)

Northamptonshire Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 90 kB)

Northumbria Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 98 kB)

Nottinghamshire Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 89 kB)

South Wales Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 114 kB)

South Yorkshire Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 109 kB)

Staffordshire Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 104 kB)

Suffolk Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 89 kB)

Surrey Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 91 kB)

Sussex Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 90 kB)

Thames Valley Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document)

Warwickshire Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 107 kB)

West Mercia Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 128 kB)

West Midlands Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 127 kB)

West Yorkshire Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 103 kB)

Wiltshire Police – Core business letter to the chief constable (PDF document, 125 kB)

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.

British Transport Police – core business (PDF document)

Get the police and crime commissioners’ responses to the report

Chair of the Police Committee for the City of London’s response to ‘Core business’ (PDF document)

Cheshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’ (PDF document)

Cleveland police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’ (PDF document)

Cumbria police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’

Dorset police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’ (PDF document)

Dyfed-Powys police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’

Essex police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’

Greater Manchester police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’ (PDF document)

Gwent police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’

Hertfordshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’ (PDF document)

Humberside police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’ (PDF document)

Leicestershire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’ (PDF document)

Merseyside police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’ (PDF document)

North Yorkshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’

Northumbria police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’

South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’

Surrey police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’

Sussex police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core Business’ (PDF document)

Thames Valley police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’ (PDF document)

Warwickshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’

West Mercia police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’ (PDF document)

West Yorkshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’ (PDF document)

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