Provisional data from police forces in England and Wales shows police recorded crime is thirteen per cent lower than in the same period as 2019. Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) given to the public for breaches of Coronavirus Regulations rose as national restrictions were implemented in England.
Results from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) released today show that the trend in overall crime has remained stable, while police recording has increased due to better reporting and more victims coming forward.
The latest crime statistics released today, Thursday 21st April, show a continued reduction in overall crime, reflect improved accuracy of recording processes across the service and outline the willingness of victims to come forward.
The National Police Chiefs’ Council has responded to the annual report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) on the overall efficiency and effectiveness of policing in England and Wales.
The National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Crime Operations, Chief Constable Jon Murphy, has responded to today’s (February 18th) report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary into police effectiveness.