October 2008/UK Police Forces



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INDEX Facts

  • Completed date:

    27 Oct 2008

  • Total URLs tested:

    28,982

  • Total tests run:

    9,441,068

  • Total number of PDF's:

    843

  • URLs failing functional tests:

    7.79%

  • Pages failing code standards:

    65.70%

  • Pages missing a title:

    0.62%

  • Pages failing accessibility level A:

    20.17%

  • Pages failing accessibility level AA:

    89.93%

  • Poorest code quality:

    Kent Police (http://www.kent.police.uk/) - 9,396 failures

  • Fastest average response time:

    Serious Organised Crime Agency (http://www.soca.gov.uk/)




Accessibility and Performance rankings Expand / contract icon

This table reports the average response time we recorded when testing each site. A response time above 0.75 seconds can have a negative effect on user experience.

This table reports the percentage of pages on the sites we tested that failed automated WCAG 1.0 A and AA testing (100 means every page had an issue).

Organisation Avg. Response
Only available for Qtr 4 2010 onwards
Organisation A AA
Gwent Police0.003.88
Derbyshire Constabul​ary0.008.00
Leicestershire Const​abulary0.0030.40
Civil Nuclear Consta​bulary0.0034.41
Staffordshire Police​0.0066.67
Humberside Police0.0093.02
Cleveland Police0.0099.20
Dorset Police0.00100.00
Dumfries and Gallowa​y Constabulary0.00100.00
Hampshire Constabula​ry0.00100.00
Lancashire Police0.00100.00
Northern Constabular​y0.00100.00
Scottish Crime and D​rug Enforcement Agen​cy0.00100.00
Suffolk Constabulary​0.00100.00
Tayside Police0.00100.00
West Yorkshire Polic​e0.00100.00
Wiltshire Police0.00100.00
South Yorkshire Poli​ce0.7964.29
Fife Constabulary0.79100.00
Greater Manchester P​olice0.79100.00
Northumbria Police0.79100.00
Grampian Police0.80100.00
Serious Organised Cr​ime Agency1.4982.09
Lothian and Borders ​Police3.17100.00
West Midlands Police​3.17100.00
Devon &​ Cornwall Constabula​ry3.2095.20
Strathclyde Police3.88100.00
Norfolk Constabulary​3.97100.00
South Wales Police4.00100.00
Warwickshire Police ​Force4.00100.00
Kent Police4.65100.00
Avon and Somerset Co​nstabulary4.76100.00
Durham Constabulary4.76100.00
West Mercia Constabu​lary4.80100.00
Association of Polic​e Authorities6.30100.00
Northamptonshire Pol​ice10.2499.21
Nottinghamshire Poli​ce11.72100.00
Cumbria Police12.8099.20
City of London Polic​e13.60100.00
Cheshire Police14.7331.78
Bedfordshire Police15.08100.00
Lincolnshire Police16.28100.00
Independent Police C​omplaints Commission​18.90100.00
Metropolitan Police ​Service19.53100.00
Surrey Police19.69100.00
Essex Police21.6085.60
Cambridgeshire Const​abulary24.03100.00
Sussex Police31.2097.60
Dyfed-Powys Police F​orce44.4415.08
British Transport Po​lice60.80100.00
Central Scotland Pol​ice87.3093.65
Hertfordshire Consta​bulary93.60100.00
North Yorkshire Poli​ce94.40100.00
Thames Valley Police​96.06100.00
Merseyside Police98.40100.00
North Wales Police99.22100.00
Gloucestershire Cons​tabulary100.00100.00
Police Service of No​rthern Ireland100.00100.00
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Failing A & AA on every page

The following sites failed high priority test on every page.

  • Gloucestershire Constabulary
  • Police Service of Northern Ireland
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Excluded from INDEX

The following sites were excluded from the INDEX.

  • Non-Emergency Crime
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PDF testing

19.7% of checked PDF's passed accessibility tests.

Sitemorse performs twenty eight checks on PDF documents as part of our website benchmarking to ensure users do not experience problems such as broken links, or failing email addresses - we are also the first to test the accessibility compliance of PDF's.

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Top ten functional failures

The most common categories of functional failure.

file/url/offtop
None
44.28%
file/url/badpath
None
11.87%
url/fetch/notfound
File not found
10.80%
file/html/longmeta
None
9.11%
file/html/badmeta
None
5.45%
url/fetch/badcookie
Web server attempted to set invalid cookie
5.12%
url/fetch/noaddr
Host not found in DNS
4.25%
url/mail/badsmtp
Mail server returned unexpected response
1.72%
url/fetch/exception
Exception while downloading file
1.23%
url/fetch/connref
Connection refused by server
1.17%
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Top ten code quality failures

The most common categories of code quality failure.

file/html/badvalue
Invalid attribute value
24.58%
file/html/badentity
Invalid character in entity
18.56%
file/html/unknownentity
Unknown entity name
17.57%
file/html/tagnotallowed
A start tag has been found in a position in which that element may not appear
12.54%
file/html/closingunopened
A redundant close tag was found
6.76%
file/html/missingclose
An element is missing the required close tag
6.33%
file/html/unknowntag
A start or end tag was found which was unrecognised
6.06%
file/html/badattr
Invalid attribute name
4.17%
url/fetch/moved
A "301 Moved Permanently" response was received
1.04%
file/html/repeatedattr
A tag has been assigned the same attribute more than once
0.81%