Equality information and reports

2019 - Introduction

Our equality information helps us identify and understand potential key equality issues across our functions including employment and service delivery areas.  Interpreting this data helps us 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.

In response to feedback from our Independent Advisors and members of the community to provide additional narrative and information to the data published.  This is something that we aim to do by 30th June 2020 and then moving forward to publish updates to the data and narrative every six months. 

The data

The data we are publishing falls into two main categories:

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

Comparisons of this data can be made with that available for 2016, 2017 and 2018 available under our Equality Archive page (here). 

To mirror our structure, we now record the geographic information against four Basic Command Areas:

  • Cornwall
  • North, East and West Devon
  • South Devon
  • Plymouth 

The following data tables are available as excel documents:

Arrests – Information is provided by our NSPIS Custody system and provides details all those arrested by;

  • Age
  • Ethnicity
  • Sex

Stop and Search – This table provides of individuals who have been stopped and searched details based on;

  • Ethnicity (PNC)
  • Sex
  • Location of search

Information on the outcomes of Stop & Search can be found here and are also published on police.uk.

Offenders – Includes information recorded on our UNIFI system on all those arrested by:

  • Age
  • Ethnicity
  • Sex
  • Location of offence

Hate Crime and Incidents – This information is taken from our STORM and UNIFI systems and includes information on the geography where the offence occurred and hate type.

From the 1st December 2018, Devon and Cornwall Police started recording hate crimes and incidents based on sex or gender. 

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

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

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 and network of ambassadors and support provided to the Resourcing and Development team in 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.

Hate Crime Report 2018-19


Head of Equality & Diversity
Devon & Cornwall Police
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