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Report on police performance

Scotland’s Chief Statistician has published the Scottish Policing Performance Framework Annual Report, 2011-12.

The publication presents statistics on 37 performance indicators and eight context indicators.

The main findings include:

  • Service Response: The number of complaint cases about police officers and police staff in Scotland in 2011-12 increased by 1% from the previous year, to 4,374. Satisfaction with the overall way police dealt with incidents remained high, while public confidence in the police improved in each of the six areas reported in the SPPF.
  • Public Reassurance and Community Safety: In 2011-12, the total number of crimes recorded by the police in Scotland fell by 3% from the previous year. However Racist Incidents were up 10% and Domestic Abuse Incidents increased by 9%. The number of detected crimes by young people (aged 8-17) fell by 9% in 2011-12.
  • Criminal Justice and Tackling Crime: The percentage of reports submitted to the Procurator Fiscal within 28 calendar days of caution and charge in 2011-12 decreased by two percentage points from 2011-12 (to 88%), but remains three percentage points higher than 2007-08.