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Compendium 2007/08

The Scottish Policing Performance Framework (SPPF) was launched by Scottish Ministers in February 2007 and first came into effect for 2007/08. The framework was developed jointly by ACPOS, the eight Scottish police forces, the Scottish Executive's Justice Department, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), Audit Scotland and the Scottish Police Authorities Conveners' Forum.

The framework includes all of the Accounts Commissionís SPIs for police services and requires forces to report nationally and locally against a range of indicators covering:

  • Service Response
  • Public Reassurance & Community Safety
  • Criminal Justice & Tackling Crime
  • Sound Governance & Efficiency.

For each of these areas, there are high level objectives reflecting national policing priorities. These have been translated into three types of measures: Outcomes (the final results), Activities (activities and processes involved in achieving the outcomes) and Inputs (the resources used). Additionally, there are Context measures, which provide information to allow a better understanding of the environment within which a police force operates.

The framework for 2007/08 is the first step towards a much more comprehensive suite of indicators, being developed for 2008/09 and beyond.

HMICS has now published a report on the outcome of the framework for 2007/8 (PDF | 847kb)

All the data reported by each of the forces has been collated and published by the Scottish Government, Justice and Communities. For those wishing to look at the data reported by each force, view the background data from SPPF indicators for 2007-08 here.

Police force contact details

More information can be found on the Police Scotland websiteOpens in a new window. You can find information on your own area here: