Our Performance

The Force has made significant improvements in relation to performance and the delivery of local policing priorities.

Our Performance


We have continued to achieve high levels of public confidence and satisfaction whilst reducing crime and anti-social behaviour and maintaining a high detection rate.

The most recent British Crime Survey shows that Clevelandremains 1st in the confidence indicator in England and Wales.  This shows the percentage of people who agree the police and local authority are dealing with the issues affecting the community.

Recorded crime figures also released by the Home Office, covering the twelve months to June 2011, show Cleveland Police continuing a strong performance nationally, and in the top seven when it comes to reducing crime, with a reduction of 8%.  We continue to have our lowest levels of recorded crime which is in part due to the importance we place on targeting high crime areas and our proactive approach.  For example our stop and search figures are higher than other forces, as are our arrests resulting from these stops.

Cleveland Police was awarded Police Force of the Year 2011 at the National Emergency Service Awards in January 2011.

If you want to find out more about our performance, click here to read the Local Policing Plan.


Violence against the person

Violence against the person is a very broad label that ranges from murder, through assaults causing injury, to stalking and harassment (that doesn’t cause physical injury). It accounts for approximately 20% of all crime in England and Wales.

Acquisitive crime

Acquisitive crime is based on a motivation to steal money or property and includes burglary, robbery, vehicle crime, and theft and handling stolen goods.It accounts for approximately 50% of all crime in England and Wales.

Other crimes

Other crime categories recorded by the police include criminal damage, fraud and forgery, drug offences and public order. It accounts for approximately 30% of all crime in England and Wales.

Quality of life and service

Anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is categorised as either nuisance, environmental or personal ASB. It includes rowdy and inconsiderate behaviour, street drinking and malicious/nuisance communications. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish this from some crimes, such as criminal damage and ‘low level’ public disorder. It is also often a precursor to crime. ASB has a complex relationship with crime and can be a matter of interpretation and perspective. However, it can have devastating effects on quality of life and the safety of individuals and communities, particularly if it is a repeated event.

Vulnerable people

Individuals or groups are often vulnerable because of their circumstances or characteristics such as religion, age, ethnicity or previous victimisation. The police have a responsibility to protect vulnerable members of the public, whether victims of crime or not. Specially trained officers provide support to vulnerable people.

Safety of public spaces

As well as dealing with crimes and incidents and protecting individuals, the police also deal with the safety of larger groups, both as part of organised, pre-planned events and in emergency situations. The police work closely with other agencies (including the other emergency services) to facilitate the safety of the public, and provide the flexibility to respond to anything dangerous or criminal that might happen during these large scale events.