Equality information and reports

2017 - 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.

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 the geography where the offence occurred (Cornwall, Devon or Plymouth) and hate type.

How satisfied a victim of hate crime was with the service that we were able to provide is detailed under Victim Satisfaction below.

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

For more information on the outcomes please visit the Stop & Search section. The outcomes are also published on police.uk site.
Victims of Crimeinformation 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 – Until April 2017, Police forces were mandated to conduct surveys with victims of crime in four offence categories: dwelling burglary, violence, vehicle crime and hate crime.  This requirement ended in April 2017 when police forces were given the responsibility to survey victims in their area based on their organisational needs and mission.  With this force’s focus on preventing harm, protecting the vulnerable and reducing crime the decision was taken in May 2017 that surveys would be undertaken with victims who had been identified as a ‘priority’ and who should receive an enhanced service as defined by the Victims Code due to the nature of the crime, specific risk factors or their vulnerability. The data provided is the responses given by a random sample of victims based on priority categorisation for the first eight months of this being in operation. The responses have been disaggregated by

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

Workforce information – every year, Devon and 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 working group, positive action team and support provided to the Resourcing and Development team in People Services who attend events and activities across the force. Devon and 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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