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, 736 kB)

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, 96 kB)

Gloucestershire Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse – revisit (PDF document, 93 kB)

Greater Manchester Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse – revisit (PDF document, 274 kB)

Force reports

Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 171 kB)

Bedfordshire Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 173 kB)

Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 168 kB)

Cheshire Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 157 kB)

City of London Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 149 kB)

Cleveland Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 152 kB)

Cumbria Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 167 kB)

Derbyshire Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 166 kB)

Devon and Cornwall Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 156 kB)

Dorset Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 159 kB)

Durham Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 174 kB)

Dyfed-Powys Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 157 kB)

Essex Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 161 kB)

Gloucestershire Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 165 kB)

Greater Manchester Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 161 kB)

Gwent Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 158 kB)

Hampshire Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 157 kB)

Hertfordshire Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 169 kB)

Humberside Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 151 kB)

Kent Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 160 kB)

Lancashire Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 159 kB)

Leicestershire Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 159 kB)

Lincolnshire Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 170 kB)

Merseyside Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 154 kB)

Metropolitan Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 157 kB)

Norfolk Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 165 kB)

North Wales Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 150 kB)

North Yorkshire Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 154 kB)

Northamptonshire Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 163 kB)

Northumbria Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 158 kB)

Nottinghamshire Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 174 kB)

South Wales Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 164 kB)

South Yorkshire Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 161 kB)

Staffordshire Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 155 kB)

Suffolk Constabulary’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 162 kB)

Surrey Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 166 kB)

Sussex Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 164 kB)

Thames Valley Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 169 kB)

Warwickshire Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 148 kB)

West Mercia Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 153 kB)

West Midlands Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 158 kB)

West Yorkshire Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 164 kB)

Wiltshire Police’s approach to tackling domestic abuse (PDF document, 165 kB)

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)

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, 13 kB)

Domestic abuse victim survey data (Microsoft Excel) (Spreadsheet, 2 MB)

Domestic abuse victim survey data (Open data spreadsheet) (Spreadsheet, 240 kB)

Independent domestic violence adviser survey data (Microsoft Excel) (Spreadsheet, 740 kB)

Independent domestic violence adviser survey data (Open data spreadsheet) (Spreadsheet, 38 kB)

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