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Crime Prevention

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the Policing Green Paper of July 2008, what indicators will be used to measure her Department's performance in tackling serious crime. (243606)

Policing performance is measured through the Assessments of Policing And Community Safety (APACS) framework, which contains key performance indicators for the police working alone or in partnership. These include performance indicators for serious violent crime, gun crime, knife crime and others. A full list of the indicators in APACS was set out in ‘The Police Authorities (Best Value) Performance Indicators Order 2008’ (10 March 2008).