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Humberside PEEL 2017

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The force says...

Humberside Police covers an area of 1,356 square miles, centred on the Humber Estuary with an increasingly diverse population of 918,000. The area includes the city of Hull, the towns of Grimsby and Scunthorpe and the large rural area of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Approximately one million people a year travel to and from Europe by ferry via Hull and a further 250,000 people travel on flights from Humberside Airport. The Humber Port infrastructure accounts for more than 15 percent of the UK overseas trade. The Humber Estuary is a centre for the offshore wind industry which continues to attract significant investment.

The urban areas of the force suffer from high levels of deprivation. Two of the four local authorities are in the bottom quartile of the most deprived areas in the country.

The force has over 3,000 staff including 1,867 police officers by 1 April 2018. This is an increase of over 300 police officers in the last year. Our police officers are supported by police staff, PCSOs, special constabulary and volunteers.

Approximately 547,000 calls for service have been dealt with in the past year, an increase of approximately 4 percent.

Approximately 86,000 crimes were recorded in the last year. Recorded crime levels are historically high in comparison to most other forces, despite reductions of 40 percent since 2005/06.

The nature and complexity of crime is changing with vulnerability becoming an increasing theme. To address this, the force has an operating model which allows for the prioritisation and deployment of resources based on an assessment of threat, harm and risk. The force is moving towards place-based delivery for local communities which has included the creation of a North Bank and South Bank Command, each headed by a chief superintendent to ensure a sustained focus on localised service delivery.

Disclaimer: the above statement has been prepared by Humberside Police. The views and information in it are not necessarily those of HMICFRS.

Key facts

Force Area

1357 square miles


0.92m people 3% local 10 yr change


75% frontline 78% national level
3.4 per 1000 population 3.6 national level
21% change in local workforce since 2010 15% national change since 2010

Victim-based crimes

0.07 per person 0.06 national level
Local 5 year trend (no change) National 5 year trend (no change)


53p per person per day local 55p per person per day national