Only one police force in UK is meeting 999 answer targets

Only one police force in the UK is meeting a target to answer 90 per cent of 999 calls in under 10 seconds, new data has shown.Avon and Somerset Police was the only force to meet the standard, according to national statistics released for the first time by the Home Office.Forty-three police forces failed to meet it over the six months from November 2021 and April 2022.Overall, 71 per cent of 999 calls were answered within 10 seconds.

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