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Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Roy Wilsher is HMI for Cambridgeshire.

This force is in the Eastern HMICFRS policing region.

Our PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) assessments give you information about how your local police force has performed in several important areas.

In our latest assessment of Cambridgeshire Constabulary, we made the following judgments:

the extent to which the force is effective at reducing crime and keeping people safe is good.

the extent to which the force operates efficiently and sustainably is good.

the extent to which the force treats the public and its workforce legitimately is good.

Read the full report for Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

1,311 square miles


0.856m people
up9% local 10 yr change


95% frontline police officers
92% national level
2.84 per 1000 population
3.54 national level
down12% 10yr change in local workforce
down14% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.07 per person
0.07 national level
up42% Local 5 year trend
up42% National 5 year trend


46p per person per day local
56p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

About the force

Cambridgeshire Constabulary provides policing services to the county of Cambridgeshire. The police force area covers 1,309 square miles with in the east of England.

Although there are some areas of deprivation, Cambridgeshire is generally affluent.

Around 0.8 million people mainly live the urban centres which include the cities of Cambridge, Ely and Peterborough. This resident population is ethnically diverse, with 10 percent from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and is increased by students who study in the area’s universities and the large numbers who visit or travel through the county each year.

What the force says

Connect with Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Cambridgeshire Constabulary website

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s website