National Policing Plan 2003-2006
The Home Office Public Service Agreements
PSA 1: Reduce crime and the fear of crime; improve
performance overall, including by reducing the gap between
the highest crime CDRP areas and the best comparable
areas; and reduce:
o vehicle crime by 30% from 98-99 to 2004;
o domestic burglary by 25% from 98-99 to 2005;
o robbery in the 10 Street Crime Initiative areas by
14% from 99-00 to 2005;
and maintain that level.
PSA 2: Improve the performance of all police
forces, and significantly reduce the performance gap
between the best and worst performing forces; and significantly
increase the proportion of time spent on frontline duties.
PSA 3: Improve the delivery of justice by increasing
the number of crimes for which an offender is brought
to justice to 1.2 million by 2005-06; with an improvement
in all CJS areas, a greater increase in the worst performing
areas and a reduction in the proportion of ineffective
PSA 4: Improve the level of public confidence
in the Criminal Justice System, including increasing
that of ethnic minority communities, and increasing
year on year the satisfaction of victims and witnesses,
whilst respecting the rights of defendants.
PSA 5: Protect the public and reduce reoffending
o for young offenders;
o for both adults sentenced to imprisonment and adults
sentenced to community sentences; and
o maintain the current low rate of prisoner escapes,
including Category A escapes.
PSA 6: Reduce the harm caused by drugs by:
o reducing the use of Class A drugs and the frequent
use of any illicit drug among all young people under
the age of 25 especially by the most vulnerable young
o reduce drug related crime, including as measured by
the proportion of offenders testing positive at arrest.
PSA 7: Focus the asylum system on those genuinely
fleeing persecution by taking speedy, high quality decisions
and reducing significantly unfounded asylum claims,
o fast turnaround of manifestly unfounded cases;
o ensuring by 2004 that 75% of substantive asylum applications
are decided within 2 months; and that a proportion (to
be determined) including final appeal, are decided within
o enforcing the immigration laws more effectively by
removing a greater proportion of failed asylum- seekers.
PSA 8: To increase Voluntary and Community Sector
activity, including increasing community participation,
by 5% by 2006.
PSA 9: Bring about measurable improvements in
race equality and community cohesion across a range
of performance indicators, as part of the Government's
objectives on equality and social inclusion.
PSA 10: Increase value for money from the Criminal
Justice System, and the rest of the Home Office, by
3%; and ensure annual efficiency gains by the police
of at least 2%.
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