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 0.7 seconds can have a negative effect on user experience.

This table reports the percentage of pages on the sites we tested that passed automated WCAG 1.0 A and AA testing (0 means every page had an issue).

Organisation Avg. Response Download (kB/s)
Only available for Qtr 4 2010 onwards
Organisation A AA
Gwent Police100.0096.12
Derbyshire Constabul​ary100.0092.00
Leicestershire Const​abulary100.0069.60
Civil Nuclear Consta​bulary100.0065.59
Staffordshire Police​100.0033.33
Humberside Police100.006.98
Cleveland Police100.000.80
Dorset Police100.000.00
Dumfries and Gallowa​y Constabulary100.000.00
Hampshire Constabula​ry100.000.00
Lancashire Police100.000.00
Northern Constabular​y100.000.00
Scottish Crime and D​rug Enforcement Agen​cy100.000.00
Suffolk Constabulary​100.000.00
Tayside Police100.000.00
West Yorkshire Polic​e100.000.00
Wiltshire Police100.000.00
South Yorkshire Poli​ce99.2135.71
Fife Constabulary99.210.00
Greater Manchester P​olice99.210.00
Northumbria Police99.210.00
Grampian Police99.200.00
Serious Organised Cr​ime Agency98.5117.91
Lothian and Borders ​Police96.830.00
West Midlands Police​96.830.00
Devon &​ Cornwall Constabula​ry96.804.80
Strathclyde Police96.120.00
Norfolk Constabulary​96.030.00
South Wales Police96.000.00
Warwickshire Police ​Force96.000.00
Kent Police95.350.00
Avon and Somerset Co​nstabulary95.240.00
Durham Constabulary95.240.00
West Mercia Constabu​lary95.200.00
Association of Polic​e Authorities93.700.00
Northamptonshire Pol​ice89.760.79
Nottinghamshire Poli​ce88.280.00
Cumbria Police87.200.80
City of London Polic​e86.400.00
Cheshire Police85.2768.22
Bedfordshire Police84.920.00
Lincolnshire Police83.720.00
Independent Police C​omplaints Commission​81.100.00
Metropolitan Police ​Service80.470.00
Surrey Police80.310.00
Essex Police78.4014.40
Cambridgeshire Const​abulary75.970.00
Sussex Police68.802.40
Dyfed-Powys Police F​orce55.5684.92
British Transport Po​lice39.200.00
Central Scotland Pol​ice12.706.35
Hertfordshire Consta​bulary6.400.00
North Yorkshire Poli​ce5.600.00
Thames Valley Police​3.940.00
Merseyside Police1.600.00
North Wales Police0.780.00
Gloucestershire Cons​tabulary0.000.00
Police Service of No​rthern Ireland0.000.00
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Failing A & AA on every page

The following sites failed high priority tests 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%