Announcement of data release

2013 Value for Money profiles

Release date

14 November 2013


Finance, Crime and Justice


HM Inspectorate of Constabulary


England and Wales

Geographical breakdown

Police forces


The profiles provide comparative information across various policing functions for cost and workforce, demand and crime and outcomes.

The profile for each police force has four parts: the first part includes income and expenditure which is further broken out into Net Revenue Expenditure by function; the second includes workforce data; the third covers demand and performance; and finally the forth includes offences and outcomes. These factors are compared against averages – either the average of forces within England and Wales or other similar forces.

This publication presents a range of data, from three sources: the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) 2012-13 and 2013-14 Police Objective Analysis financial estimates; Home Office annual data requirement for 2006/07 to 2012/13 as provided by forces; and Office for National Statistics crime statistics for 2006/07 to 2012/13 as provided by forces.

The workforce data within the profiles is based on the latest data provided by forces as at October 2013, which includes any revisions to data submitted by forces since the release in July 2013 of the Home Office publication ‘Police Service Strength England and Wales, 31 March 2013’. Therefore in some cases, figures within the profiles will not align directly to published National Statistics.

The release of these documents enables equal access of this information to all Police and Crime Commissioners.