Your Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) uses his Police and Crime Plan for Norfolk to set the overall direction for tackling crime and disorder in the county.
Part of that Plan focuses on setting priority policing objectives for the Chief Constable. The current priorities and associated performance measures are:
- Reduce priority crime
Priority crimes are those which cause the most damage to Norfolk’s communities and include burglary, robbery, theft of and from motor vehicles, serious violence and arson. The measure which has been set it to reduce priority crime by 18% over a five-year period. This would mean reducing crime from 11,535 crimes in the baseline year of 2010/11 to 9,457 in 2015/16 – a reduction of 2,078 per annum.
- Increase detection rates for serious sexual offences
The measure which has been set is to increase detection rates to 35% over a five-year period. This will be an increase of one percentage point from the baseline year of 2010/11 in which the detection rate achieved was 34%. It should be noted that this detection rate was unusually high, with the Constabulary achieving an average detection rate of closer to 27%.
- Increase detection rates for serious violent offences
The aim which has been set is to increase detection rates to 68% over a five-year period. This will be an increase of 8 percentage points from the baseline year of 2010/11 in which the detection rate achieved was 60%.
- Reduce the number of collisions in which people are killed or injured on Norfolk’s roads
The aim which has been set is to decrease the number of collisions in which people are killed or seriously injured (KSIs) to less than 320 per year by 2015/16. The number of collisions in which people are killed or seriously injured can fluctuate each year for a number of different reasons, including weather, partner interventions and advancement in car safety features. Achieving a KSI volume of 320 or less would, therefore, maintain levels at a lower than average rate.
- Increase public satisfaction
The aim which has been set is to increase overall satisfaction with the whole experience to 80% by 2015/16. This will be an increase of 5.87 percentage points from the baseline year of 2010/11 in which the satisfaction rate achieved was 74.13%.
- Reduce the impact of anti-social behaviour (ASB)
The measure which has been set is to reduce anti-social behaviour by 40% over a five-year period. This would mean reducing ASB from 49,845 incidents in the baseline year of 2010/11 to 29,774 in 2015/16 – a reduction of 20,071.
- Increase the detection rate for incidents of domestic abuse
The aim which has been set is to increase detection rates to 55% over a five-year period. This will be an increase of 4.5 percentage points from the baseline year of 2010/11 in which the detection rate achieved was 50.5%.
- Reduce the re-offending of the most prolific offenders
This will be measured by reducing the number of priority crimes committed by prolific offenders being managed by 180 Degree Norfolk. The aim that has been set is to decrease the number of offences committed in the 12 months post-adoption onto the scheme by 50% by 2015/16. This aim was only introduced in 2012/13 so there is no benchmarking information to compare against.
- Reduce violent and sexual crime within key night-time (NTE) economy areas
This will be measured by reducing the priority violence, volume violence and sexual offences occurring in King’s Lynn, Norwich and Great Yarmouth patrol zones between 21:00 and 06:00. The aim which has been set is to decrease the number of crimes happening in these areas between these times to 450 or less per year by 2015/16. This would mean reducing NTE crime from 538 incidents, a reduction of 88 crimes per annum.
Your PCC is responsible for holding the Chief Constable to account for the Constabulary’s performance in these priority areas. Regular updates at his bi-monthly meetings with the Chief Constable give Stephen the opportunity to publicly review and question progress being made. The reports and minutes from these meeting are published on this website.
You can track annual performance against the policing objectives in the PCC’s Annual Report.
You can also monitor the progress of your force through the inspection reports of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), which include those from the annual PEEL (Police Effectiveness, Efficiency and Legitimacy) assessment. Comments from Stephen on HMIC reports can be found below:
- ‘I am extremely proud of the Norfolk policing family’: PCC response to HMIC report on Norfolk Constabulary – 25 February 2016
- PCC confident after latest police inspection report – 18 February 2016
- PCC welcomes latest HMIC inspection report – 11 February 2016
- Norfolk rated ‘good’ for protecting the vulnerable – 15 December 2015
- Commissioner proud of Norfolk’s ‘outstanding’ force – 27 November 2014
- PCC responds to ‘Core Business’ report – 5 September 2014
- Stephen responds to inspectors’ reports on child protection and crime data – 1 September 2014
- PCC responds to ‘outstanding’ report – 23 July 2014
- Commissioner’s ‘focus and determination’ on domestic abuse highlighted by inspectors – 27 March 2014
Police performance in your local area
We are currently working with the Constabulary to develop a performance framework which will provide you with accurate, up-to-date information on how police in your local area are responding to the PCC’s priorities.
While this work is in progress, we will be publishing monthly updates on police performance in your district. The latest updates can be found below:
Here are details of some of the other ways in which you can look at crime data for your local area and assess the performance of your police force.
- Neighbourhood statistics can be found on the Police.uk website. By entering your postcode, you can see a snapshot of crime in your local area and action taken by police
- Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has a Crime and Policing Comparator on its website which allows you to compare data on recorded crime and anti-social behaviour, quality of service, finance and workforce numbers for all police forces in England and Wales
- You can also find out what is happening in your local area on the Safer Neighbourhoods section of the Norfolk Police website.