Homicide prevention: An inspection of the police contribution to the prevention of homicide
This inspection examined how effectively the police understood, and contributed to the prevention of, homicides.
We conducted a thematic inspection of homicide prevention, jointly supported by the National Police Chiefs’ Council, the College of Policing and the Independent Office for Police Conduct. In our inspection, we examined:
- how effectively forces understand the pattern of homicide in their areas, including the underlying causes and risks; and
- how effectively forces contribute to the prevention of homicides, including how they use the homicide prevention framework.
This report sets out our findings.