Key National Priorities for Policing

Key National Priorities for Policing

The Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) (Amendment) Order 2021 was implemented in May 2021. This Order provides that information relating to a police force’s performance against the Government’s published national priorities for policing, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) performance reports on the force, and complaint handling must be published.

A statement on how Lancashire Constabulary is performing in relation to key national priorities for policing (the new National Police Outcomes Framework).

A critical element of Home Secretary’s strategic priority for there to be a relentless focus on cutting crime are the new National Crime and Policing Measures, which set out the Government’s key national priorities on crime. These measures fall under the following headings (data comparisons are made against a 2019 pre-pandemic baseline):

  • Reduce murder and other homicides
  • Reduce serious violence
  • Disrupt drugs supply and county lines
  • Reduce neighbourhood crime
  • Tackle cyber crime
  • Improve satisfaction among victims – with a particular focus on victims of domestic abuse

Lancashire Constabulary have provided the below information for publication in November 2022.


Reduce murder and homicide

There have been four homicides recorded since July. Arrests have been made in all cases, and 5 individuals charged and remanded.

Reduce serious violence

Discharges of lethal, barreled weapons remain static in trend and low in number, with 3 recorded in the last quarter. There has been an increase in overall police recorded firearms offences, however analysis has confirmed this is entirely driven by threats with weapons, rather than their active use. A Constabulary Intelligence Analyst has recently completed a problem profile, which confirms no fatal injuries using firearms in the last year, no firearms thefts in that period and 9 recovered firearms. Five of nine unlawful discharges were related to drugs/OCG disputes.

Disrupt drugs supply and county lines

Data shows an increase in Police Recorded Drugs Offences in Lancashire, when the year to July is compared against a pre-pandemic baseline. However, this is in line with National data and is likely driven through practive work, including Operation Vanquish.

4.6kg of class A drugs, 0.6kg of class B and 840 canabis plants have been seized.

Reduce Neighbourhood Crime:

The number of recorded Burglary, Robbery, Theft of/from vehicle, Theft from person saw a decline of 7.2% in the 12 months leading up to September 2022 compared to the same period in 2020 from 17,539 to 16,284.

Victim Satisfaction

Victim Satisfaction for DA victims and Overall victims remain circa 85% and 71% respectively. The Home Office have commenced consultation in relation to a National Victim Survey, which would provide data at a force level for comparison with others. Currently, surveys vary in frequency, content and sampling methods, meaning that no meaningful comparisons can be drawn.

Cyber crime

The number of recorded cyber crime saw an increase of 6.4% in the 12 months leading up to September 2022 compared to the same period in 2020 from 5,841 to 6,216.


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