Members of the public will have the opportunity to discuss police performance with Ron Hogg, Durham's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), at an online event later this month.
Mr Hogg robustly monitors police performance across County Durham and Darlington and has published his latest Public Performance Report. He said:
“I scrutinise performance very carefully on behalf of the public. I also want residents to be able to understand how their police force is performing. That is why I am publishing these results transparently, and openly, in an interactive reporting format, which I introduced in February this year.
"This user-friendly document was the first of its kind, by breaking down complex data and making police statistics easier for the public to understand, compared to most other Forces.
"On 29th September I am hosting an online event and I fully encourage residents to join me and ask any questions they may have about performance. This latest interactive report, combined with the online event, will help people understand how their police force is performing and tackling different types of crime."
Figures published by Mr Hogg show that during July 2014 to June 2015, the number of all crimes has fallen to 32,650, compared to 33,528 the previous year. This equates to 878 fewer victims of crime.
There were 1,898 fewer incidents of anti-social behaviour, from 29,794 down to 27,896. In his report Mr Hogg gave a positive verdict for the reduction in anti-social behaviour. He has tasked the Constabulary to investigate why there has been a slight drop in public satisfaction in how anti-social behaviour is dealt with.
Road traffic collisions have reduced from 1,255 down to 1,117 during the 12 months to the end of May 2015.
Mr Hogg also tasked the Constabulary to reduce the number of people who are detained in police custody as a 'place of safety' during a mental health crisis. His latest report details more rigorous reporting figures for victims, and offenders, with poor mental health.
Further crime types, as well as public confidence and victim satisfaction, are available in the report.
The online event will take place on Mr Hogg's Facebook page, between 6.30pm-7.30pm on 29 September. Search for Durham PCC.
The latest Public Performance Report is available at: http://www.durham-pcc.gov.uk/Your-Police/Performance/Police-Performance.aspx.
Residents who would like to raise questions about performance in the report, but are unable to join in the event, can submit these in advance by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: 03000 264631.
Posted on Monday 21st September 2015