HMIC has graded every police force in England and Wales on its overall effectiveness in reducing crime and keeping people safe. This is based on an assessment of how well forces prevent crime and anti-social behaviour; investigate crime and manage offenders; protect vulnerable people and support victims; and tackle serious and organised crime.
HM Inspector of Constabulary Zoë Billingham, who led the inspection, said:
“This is one of the most wide-ranging inspections HMIC has ever conducted. We’ve examined police effectiveness across the board – from how forces identify anti-social behaviour hotspots, to their mapping of organised crime groups, and from their management of the most dangerous offenders, to their work to protect children”.
Ms Billingham also said
“Almost all forces are good at preventing crime and anti-social behaviour”.
HMIC has graded just one force, Durham Constabulary, as outstanding, 24 as good and 18 forces as requiring improvement. However, no force was found to be inadequate.
The report includes detailed information about every police force in England and Wales.
The Dyfed-Powys ASB Service covers the counties of Powys, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire and is managed by Gwalia Housing on behalf of the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner. To deliver an efficient service Gwalia and Dyfed-Powys Police use ReACT to record and case manage ASB complaints across all four counties. With a population of 488,000 Dyfed Powys Police is geographically the largest police force in England and Wales.