Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC)


Funder: Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary

For the past decade the Universities' Police Science Institute (UPSI) has been working with Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) to support the inspection of Neighbourhood Policing and associated issues.

UPSI’s 2010 report to HMIC Re-thinking the Policing of Anti-Social Behaviour advised focusing on the harms of ASB, and adopting a more victim-centered approach in the policing of ASB. The findings informed a fundamental change to Home Office policy; resulting in widespread improvements to police responsiveness for victims in England and Wales. 

In 2012 HMIC commissioned UPSI to conduct research to further understand the different types of people suffering anti-social behaviour (ASB), with a view to identifying the potential for adopting differing responses according to the need.

The report provides information on how forces can identify the ASB victim profile in their area in a way that allows them to make response decisions based on evidence. This study makes a significant contribution to the evidence base around the impact of ASB on victims and ‘what works’ in terms of police responses to the problem. Click here to download the full report.

Further Information: www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmic