Equality archive

The Force Equality monitoring information.

2016 - Introduction

Our equality information helps us identify and understand potential key equality issues across our functions including employment and service delivery areas. Where appropriate we will use data to develop our equality objectives. This includes information about workforce, satisfaction rates, access to our services, details of engagement and outcomes.

We acknowledge that we currently do not have data for all our protected characteristics and work is ongoing to improve and increase this.

The data

The data we are publishing falls into two main categories:

  • Data relating to our work as a police service
  • Workforce data

Where possible we have provided two years data to support analysis of progress and trends.

The following data tables are available as excel documents:

Arrests – includes information on all those arrested by;

  • Age
  • Ethnicity
  • Sex

Hate Crime and Incidents – includes information on geography where offence occurred (Cornwall, Devon or Plymouth) and hate type.

Offenders – includes information on all those arrested by;

  • Age
  • Ethnicity
  • Sex
  • Location of offence

Stop and Search – this table provides details based on;

  • Ethnicity (PNC)
  • Sex
  • Location of search

Information on the outcomes of Stop & Search can be found within the Annual Equality Report 2016 and are also published on police.uk.

Victims of Crime – information is provided for all types of offence, with victims of Domestic Abuse and Hate related crimes also provided as separate discrete datasets.  The information has been disaggregated by;

  • Age
  • Ethnicity
  • Sex
  • Geography where offence occurred
  • Offence type

Victim satisfaction – the responses received are based on a random sample of victims of Burglary, Violence and Vehicle offences; and Hate Crime.  Responses are gathered via telephone survey conducted by our Consultation Unit based on a nationally agreed question set.  The responses are usually disaggregated by;

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Ethnicity
  • Religion or Belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation

At time of publishing it has not been possible to disaggregate this data by sexual orientation due to technical difficulties.  We expect to have this remedied by the 30th April 2017 and the dataset will be re-published at this time.

Workforce information – every year, Devon & Cornwall Police produces information about our workforce mix.  We are committed to increasing the diversity within our workforce to reflect our local communities.  This is shown through our positive action work group and support provided to People Services who attend events and activities across the force. Devon & Cornwall Police wants to ensure we create an environment for our workforce where they feel comfortable in all areas of self-identifying within our monitored areas, particularly in terms of disability or sexual orientation.

Equality Duty

The public sector Equality Duty requires public bodies to consider all individuals when carrying out their day-to-day work. They should have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.

Public bodies are required to publish relevant information to show compliance with the Equality Duty and must set Equality Objectives. Further information about the equality information that we have published and the steps we are taking to develop and improve the information we collect is available here .

Devon and Cornwall Police are committed to improving the services it provides to all communities. Over the past four years the Force has worked with Independent Advisory Groups to develop a quarterly Equality Monitoring Report. The links below are to the report and other equality information that we collect.

Annual Equality Report 2015

This report highlights our work to promote equality and deliver progress on our Equality Objectives.  It reflects our commitment to equality, diversity and human rights and to reviewing and developing our services to ensure that they meet the needs of people with different protected characteristics and diverse groups and communities.

Hate Crimes recorded on the crime information system

Annual Equality Report 2014 - 2015

The report sets out the progress that has been made on delivering our equality objectives and includes the equality information we are required to publish by the specific duty in the Equality Act.

Annual Equality Report 2013 - 2014

This report highlights our work to promote equality and deliver progress on our equality objectives. It reflects our requirements and commitment to providing a policing service that meets the needs of all individuals and communities and demonstrates how we are meeting our duties under the Equality Act 2010.

Equality information report 2012 - 2013

Equality Information Report January 2013

The data broken down

How do we use this information?

Performance Improvement

This information will be used to help improve performance, identify equality issues and understand how our decisions affect different groups.

Decision making

Devon and Cornwall Police publish the minutes of strategic meetings where decisions about our policy, functions and services are made.

Equality Objectives

We will publish our Equality Objectives as part of our Local Policing Plan 2012 - 15.

Previous reports

Equality Information Report June 2012

Equality Information Report 2011

The data broken down


Head of Equality & Diversity
Devon & Cornwall Police
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Middlemoor, Exeter

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