Cleveland Police Performance
Police performance, and the ability to manage it, is key to informing and reassuring the people of Cleveland about policing in the county.
The Police & Crime Commissioner sets priorities in the Police & Crime Plan and holds the Chief Constable to account to deliver against those targets.
The PCC regularly scrutinises the Operational and Organisational Priorities via measures set against each of the policing priorities outlined in the Police & Crime Plan. Below are links to data used by the Office of the PCC to effectively scrutinise the performance of Cleveland Police.
Performance Reports of the Police & Crime Commissioner to the Police & Crime Panel
As part of an agreed reporting structure with the Cleveland Police & Crime Panel, the PCC produces Quarterly Performance Reports for consideration at panel meetings. These reports outline performance against the priorities of the PCC and includes publicly reported and police generated crime figures, public and victim satisfaction levels and Antisocial Behaviour rates.
They are available to download on the Cleveland Police & Crime Panel website by meeting date.
Strategic Performance Exception Reports
The PCC attends the Force's monthly Strategic Performance Group, chaired by the Deputy Chief Constable, where crime performance is scrutinised retrospectively with senior police officers. Through Exception Reports, Force priorities are examined to assess if targets are and will be met by the end of the year with exceptions reported for good performance and areas for improvement.
Monthly reports are published from September 2013 - December 2014.Quarterly reports are published from April 2014.
September 2013 October 2013 November 2013 December 2013 January 2014 February 2014
March 2014 April 2014 May 2014 June 2014 July 2014 August 2014
September 2014 October 2014 November 2014 December 2014
March 2015 June 2015 September 2015
Crime Performance Statistics
Performance data for the Force and each of the Districts throughout the year can be found on the Cleveland Police website on their Official Crime Statistics page.
Holding the Chief Constable to Account for Performance
In order to show transparency, regular queries posed by the PCC in crime performance, together with the responses received by the Chief Constable, are posted on the Force Accountability page.
Local Confidence Figures
The Force quarterly measures the public's confidence in the police service locally through the Local Public Confidence Survey.
The Crime Survey of England and Wales, published by the Office for National Statistics, measures quarterly how confidence in the police and the police and local authority service compares nationally.
Cleveland Police Performance against English and Welsh Forces
National Performance Data (English and Welsh Forces) for a number of crime categories is located on the HMIC Crime and Policing Comparator page.
Neighbourhood Crime Statistics
Neighbourhood statistics can be found on the POLICE.UK website for Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton. By entering a postcode, a snapshot of crime in your local area (at street level) and how the police have dealt with the crime can be retrieved.
HMIC Inspection Outcomes
National and thematic inspections of Cleveland Police undertaken by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Constabulary can be found on the Cleveland Police Page of the HMIC website. Responses by the PCC to HMIC inspections are shown on the HMIC Inspection page on this website.
Holding the PCC to Account for Performance
The Police & Crime Commissioner is held to account by the Cleveland Police & Crime Panel for the effective scrutiny of performance. Minutes and papers for panel meetings are listed on the panel's home authority website, Stockton Council.
Criminal Justice Partner Performance
The criminal justice landscape includes:
- Crown Prosecution Service (who advise the police on cases for public prosecution and presents cases to the courts))
- Probation (who checks all existing probation records to answer any questions the court may have about the offender)
- Youth Offending Service (who provide preventative services to divert children and young people from crime and ASB)
- Her Majesty's Court Service (who punish those who commit illegal acts and rehabilitates offenders)
- Her Majesty's Prison Service (who hold individuals committed by the courts in a safe environment thereby protecting the public. They also reduce crime by promoting law abiding behaviour in custody and providing activities to rehabilitate and individuals ready for release)
Crown Prosecution Service
In Cleveland, Durham and Northumbria, Crown Prosecution Service North East prosecute criminal cases investigated by the police.
Outcomes in Your Local Area - The public can access outcome information for local crimes at the POLICE.UK website simply by entering a postcode. The publication of this information provides the public with an opportunity to follow up a crime they may have reported, witnessed or just heard about in their local area.
Monthly Prosecution Performance - The Crown Prosecution Service monthly publish performance management information on the CPS website. The public are therefore able to view case outcomes by principal offence (which is further separated into outcomes by area (i.e. north east)).
National Probation Service: The National Probation Service is a statutory criminal justice service that supervises high-risk offenders released into the community. Click the links below to view reports relating to the service delivery:
Probation Service - Workforce Quarterly Reports 2013 to 2014
Community Rehabilitation Companies: From 1st June 2014, Probation Trusts have been broken up into regional National Probation Service areas, and new local organisations known as Community Rehabilitation Companies. This replaces the Durham & Tees Valley Probation Trust. More information can be found here: Durham Tees Valley Community Rehabilitation Company
Youth Offending Service
Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) work with young people that get into trouble with the law. They look into the background of a young person and try to help them stay away from crime. The Youth Justice Board monitors the performance of the youth justice system through a variety of different methods including data supplied directly by YOTs and other partner organisations.
Youth Justice Annual Statistics
HM Courts & Tribunals Service
HM Courts & Tribunals Service was created on 1 April 2011. It brings together HM Courts Service & Tribunals Service into one integrated agency providing support for the administration of justice in courts and tribunals. HM Courts & Tribunals Service is an agency of the Ministry of Justice. The agency is responsible for the administration of the criminal, civil and family courts and tribunals in England and Wales and non-devolved tribunals in Scotland and Northern Ireland. It provides for a fair, efficient and effective justice system delivered by an independent judiciary.
Ministry of Justice - Court Statistics (Quarterly Reports)
Her Majesty's Prison Service
HM Prison Service keeps those sentenced to prison in custody, helping them lead law-abiding and useful lives, both while they are in prison and after they are released. HMPS is an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice.
Ministry of justice - Prison Population Statistics
Overall Criminal Justice Statistics
The following reports, published on the Ministry of Justice website, consolidate information previously presented in the National Statistics publications – ‘Criminal Statistics (Annual)’, ‘Sentencing Statistics (Annual)’, ‘Sentencing Statistics (Quarterly)’, ‘Young People Aged 10 to 17 Receiving their First Reprimand, Warning or Conviction’ and ‘Provisional Quarterly Criminal Justice System Information’. The reports present the key trends on the latest twelve months of activity in the Criminal Justice System (CJS) for England and Wales. For each process a brief description of the function is included with an explanation of some of the main procedures involved.