National Police Chiefs' Council commit to being part of the Joint Fraud Taskforce to share intelligence, develop a unified response and gain greater awareness of the risk of fraud among consumers.
NPCC Lead for Prostitution and Exploitation ACC Nikki Holland has developed proposals to assist forces in dealing with sex work and related issues locally, which will now be subject to further consultation.
The use of corrosive substances to commit an act of violence is an extreme and generally very personalised crime. In recent years, the police have made great inroads in tackling violent crime and will continue to enhance our intelligence picture to reduce this type of offending in the future.
With the number crimes associated with online dating apps and websites increasing, users are urged to be as security conscious as possible and report any offences if they become a victim of this type of crime.
Her Majesty's inspectorate of Constabulary report on the effect digital technology is having on crime and policing to ensure victims of these crimes get the best possible service.
Trafficking and slavery is a hidden crime that targets the most vulnerable in our society. Police forces will continue to work hard to protect victims and prosecute offenders.
Responding to the report, National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for the Homicide Working Group, Chief Constable David Crompton, said:
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary’s report on domestic abuse shows that the crime is increasingly becoming ‘everyone’s business’ following improvements to the service provided to victims. NPCC says there’s further to go and that police will act on HMIC’s recommendations
We were asked for NPCC views about various aspects of ANPRs, including how the police use the data. NPCC lead on Automated Number Plate Recognition, Assistant Chief Constable Paul Kennedy, said:
Greater levels of coordinated proactive working between police forces and the NCA has identified nearly 700 potential online child abuse image offenders in recent months.
The UK Missing Persons Bureau's annual data reports for missing episodes offer forces preliminary analysis into the scale of missing people within the UK.
NPCC response to Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) report “The Depths of dishonour: Hidden Voices and shameful crimes”.