Equality information and reports


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.




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

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