During 2012–13, elected Police & Crime Commissioners replaced Police Authorities, and Police & Crime Panels were established across the country. Crime continued to fall in Birmingham during 2012-13. There were 9,786 fewer recorded crimes than the previous year, a reduction of 12%. People in Birmingham were also feeling safer too.
The BCSP Annual Report 2012-13 was created to reflect these changes with a main focus on data. All the data presented here was handed down via Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and rough drawings. Separate data sets for each crime type were created, and while the task was a proof-reading and logistical nightmare at times, it paid off significantly in terms of overall design.