Derbyshire is economically, culturally and ethnically diverse. The population has grown to just over 1 million¹ of which 8% are from a black and minority background.
The county ranges from the vibrant city of Derby, to former mining communities, to the vast moorlands of the Peak District National Park, which attracts 10 million visitors each year.
Derby has become a manufacturing base for worldwide brands evolving into a centre for design, technology and innovation. This attracts higher education establishments increasing the local population with 35,000 students.
Derbyshire has reduced recorded crime by 50% over the past 11 years but there remains areas of concern. Domestic abuse cases have increased over the past 10 years and in 2013/14 there were 19,000² reported domestic incidents, resulting in 5,200 reported crimes. There is awareness of the emerging threats from fraud and cyber-crime, just two of the areas where the complexity of policing is growing. To address this, the force works closely with partner agencies and collaborates with four other regional forces, to provide the most effective service possible in several areas, including major crime. Victim satisfaction remains a high priority and an area of continuous improvement.
Derbyshire remains committed to local policing through neighbourhood policing teams and has strong community safety partnerships. This is one part of a strategy to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.
Derbyshire is contending with a smaller work force and decreasing budgets. It remains an efficient force and spends £164² per head of population, which is £15.50 below the national average. It has also had to contend with losing out on £35 million from central government funding in the past nine years.
The force continues to meet these challenges and with the Police and Crime Commissioner is moving forward to ensure the people of Derbyshire receive the best possible service.
1. ONS annual population survey
2. Force statistics
Chief Constable, Mick Creedon
In April 2015, Chief Constable Mick Creedon announced that recorded crime in Derbyshire had fallen by 1.5% over the previous year.
This means there were 792 fewer victims of crime.
House burglaries fell by 6.6 per cent from 2,906 to 2,714 while robbery fell by just over 18 per cent from 629 to 515.
There has been a rise in violent crimes, reflecting an increasing trend nationally. In Derbyshire, this type of crime rose by 9.3 per cent from 9,177 to 10,033. This is made up of 3,939 offences of ‘violence without injury,’ where the victim was not hurt, such as incidents of common assault, stalking and making threats.
Shoplifting rose by 6.9 per cent, increasing from 5,778 to 6,176 crimes. This type of theft has risen over the last five years and in 2014/15, represented 12 per cent of all crimes reported to Derbyshire police. Just over one in every eight crimes reported to the force was an offence of shoplifting.
Local crime figures
Crime Mapping allows us to show you where crime is happening at a local level, so we can better engage with our communities and help them determine how best to police the area they live in.
The latest version of the crime mapping website allows you to enter your postcode or area name and from this find out the latest street-level crime statistics using a simple, user-friendly interface and highly-detailed maps.
Updated on a monthly basis, the crime statistics show the total numbers of crimes on or near the street you live on, and can then be broken down further into categories such as burglary, robbery, vehicle crime, violence and anti-social behaviour
It also now allows you to see the outcomes of these offences as they are investigated and travel along the criminal justice process.
Visit: www.police.uk to find out more information about your local area.
Common Statement of Performance
This statement is an attempt to represent all the demands, responsibilities and commitments on the police and put the statistics made available to the public in context.
Customer Satisfaction Update April 2014 to March 2015
We are committed to providing a high quality policing service to everyone in Derbyshire.
83% out of victims of crime or incidents who completed a User Satisfaction survey are satisfied with their whole experience with our service. Of course we recognise that this means that 17% of people surveyed had some level of dissatisfaction and we use their important feedback to continue to improve our service.
User satisfaction information
|Survey questions ||Percentage of people satisfied |
| Satisfaction with ease of contact
| Satisfaction with the actions taken
| Satisfaction with keeping you informed
| Satisfaction with how we treated you
| Satisfaction with the whole experience
Examples of the positive feedback we receive include comments such as:
- “They were excellent, reassured me and made me feel safe.”
- “They couldn’t have done more and it was a first class service.”
- “They did all they could and kept us up to date with the case.”
We pass positive feedback to the officers and staff involved in the case.
If you have reported an incident or crime to us you may be contacted by telephone a few months later to complete a short user satisfaction survey. If you are contacted to take part in this survey, we would welcome your feedback to help us to provide a high quality policing service to everyone in Derbyshire.
Derbyshire Constabulary maintains strong crime performance despite increasing financial challenges facing the force.
The latest financial performance reports are included as part of the Police and Crime Commissioner's monthly Strategic Governance Board meetings, the reports from which can be found on the PCC's website