Policing in austerity: One year on

In the October 2010 spending review, the government announced that central funding to the police service in England and Wales would be reduced in real terms by 20 percent in the four years between March 2011 and March 2015.

HMIC’s Valuing the Police programme has tracked how forces have planned to make savings to meet this budget reduction. This report contains the findings of the second year of valuing the police inspections.

The thematic report, Policing in austerity: One year on, found that police forces across England and Wales had risen to the financial challenge of the spending review, cutting their spending while largely maintaining the service they provide to the public; but HMIC had some concerns about whether all forces had transformed their efficiency to the extent that this could be sustained through the next three years (and into future spending reviews).

Reports

Read the inspection report, Policing in austerity: One year on

View the underlying data

Avon and Somerset – Policing in austerity: One year on

Bedfordshire – Policing in austerity: One year on

Cambridgeshire – Policing in austerity: One year on

Cheshire – Policing in austerity: One year on

City of London – Policing in austerity: One year on

Cleveland – Policing in austerity: One year on

Cumbria – Policing in austerity: One year on

Derbyshire – Policing in austerity: One year on

Devon and Cornwall – Policing in austerity: One year on

Dorset – Policing in austerity: One year on

Durham – Policing in austerity: One year on

Dyfed-Powys – Policing in austerity: One year on

Essex – Policing in austerity: One year on

Gloucestershire – Policing in austerity: One year on

Greater Manchester – Policing in austerity: One year on

Gwent – Policing in austerity: One year on

Hampshire – Policing in austerity: One year on

Hertfordshire – Policing in austerity: One year on

Humberside – Policing in austerity: One year on

Kent – Policing in austerity: One year on

Lancashire – Policing in austerity: One year on

Leicestershire – Policing in austerity: One year on

Lincolnshire – Policing in austerity: One year on

Merseyside – Policing in austerity: One year on

Metropolitan – Policing in austerity: One year on

Norfolk – Policing in austerity: One year on

North Wales – Policing in austerity: One year on

North Yorkshire – Policing in austerity: One year on

Northamptonshire – Policing in austerity: One year on

Northumbria – Policing in austerity: One year on

Nottinghamshire – Policing in austerity: One year on

South Wales – Policing in austerity: One year on

South Yorkshire – Policing in austerity: One year on

Staffordshire – Policing in austerity: One year on

Suffolk – Policing in austerity: One year on

Surrey – Policing in austerity: One year on

Sussex – Policing in austerity: One year on

Thames Valley – Policing in austerity: One year on

Warwickshire – Policing in austerity: One year on

West Mercia – Policing in austerity: One year on

West Midlands – Policing in austerity: One year on

West Yorkshire – Policing in austerity: One year on

Wiltshire – Policing in austerity: One year on

Technical addendum