Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse

Summary

In September 2013, HMIC was commissioned by the Home Secretary to inspect the police response to domestic violence and abuse. The report, Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse found that, while most forces and police and crime commissioners have said that domestic abuse is a priority for their areas, this isn’t being translated into an operational reality. HMIC is concerned to find that, despite the progress made in this area over the last decade, not all police leaders are ensuring that domestic abuse is a priority in their forces – it is often a poor relation to other policing activity.

Get the reports

National report

Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse (PDF document)

Press release

Press release for Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse

Force revisit reports

Bedfordshire Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse – revisit (PDF document)

Gloucestershire Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse – revisit (PDF document)

Greater Manchester Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse – revisit (PDF document)

Force reports

Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Bedfordshire Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Cheshire Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

City of London Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Cleveland Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Cumbria Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Derbyshire Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Devon and Cornwall Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Dorset Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Durham Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Dyfed-Powys Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Essex Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Gloucestershire Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Greater Manchester Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Gwent Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Hampshire Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Hertfordshire Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Humberside Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Kent Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Lancashire Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Leicestershire Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Lincolnshire Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Merseyside Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Metropolitan Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Norfolk Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

North Wales Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

North Yorkshire Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Northamptonshire Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Northumbria Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Nottinghamshire Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

South Wales Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

South Yorkshire Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Staffordshire Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Suffolk Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Surrey Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Sussex Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Thames Valley Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Warwickshire Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

West Mercia Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

West Midlands Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

West Yorkshire Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Wiltshire Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document)

Get the police and crime commissioners’ responses to the national report

Avon and Somerset police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’

Bedfordshire police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’ (PDF document)

Chair of the Police Committee for the City of London’s letter in response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’ (PDF document)

Cheshire police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’ (PDF document)

Cleveland police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’ (PDF document)

Cumbria police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’

Derbyshire police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’ (PDF document)

Devon and Cornwall police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’ (PDF document)

Dorset police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’ (PDF document)

Durham police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Everybody’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’ (PDF document)

Dyfed Powys police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Everybody’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’

Essex police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’

Greater Manchester police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’ (PDF document)

Gwent police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Everybody’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’ (PDF document)

Hertfordshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Everybody’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’ (PDF document)

Humberside police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Everybody’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’ (PDF document)

Leicestershire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Everybody’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’

Lincolnshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Everybody’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’ (PDF document)

Merseyside police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’ (PDF document)

North Wales police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’ (PDF document)

North Yorkshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Everybody’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’ (PDF document)

Northumbria police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Everybody’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’

Nottinghamshire police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’ (PDF document)

South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Everybody’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’

Staffordshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Everybody’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’

Suffolk police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’ (PDF document)

Surrey police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’

Sussex police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’ (PDF document)

Thames Valley police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’

Warwickshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’

West Mercia police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’ (PDF document)

West Midlands police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’ (PDF document)

West Yorkshire police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’ (PDF document)

Wiltshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse’

Data

Force domestic abuse data (Spreadsheet)

Domestic abuse victim survey data (Microsoft Excel) (Spreadsheet)

Domestic abuse victim survey data (Open data spreadsheet) (Spreadsheet)

Independent domestic violence adviser survey data (Microsoft Excel) (Spreadsheet)

Independent domestic violence adviser survey data (Open data spreadsheet) (Spreadsheet)

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