Public perceptions of policing in England and Wales 2018

11 Jan 2019 01:18 PM

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) yesterday published its report ‘Public Perceptions of Policing in England and Wales 2018’ in partnership with BMG Research.

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Public perceptions of policing in England and Wales 2018

HMICFRS commissioned BMG Research to undertake a large-scale survey of the public to better understand its views about:

Overall, the report found that satisfaction with local police is relatively high. Over three-fifths of respondents (61%) say that they are satisfied, and only 12% are dissatisfied. Confidence in the police to deal effectively with a range of situations is high, with respondents most confident that police would be effective in dealing with an emergency.

When asked to choose from a list of crimes police should prioritise respondents were most likely to select:

The research also found that:

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Public perceptions of policing in England and Wales 2018