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City of London Police

His Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Matt Parr is HMI for City of London.

This force is in the National 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 City of London Police, 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 requires improvement.

Read the full report for City of London Police

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

1 square mile


0.431m people - workday population


83% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.12 per 1000 population
3.69 national level
up7% 10yr change in local workforce
down5% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.01 per person
0.06 national level
down39% Local 5 year trend
up9% National 5 year trend


61p per person per day local
59p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about City of London Police.

About the force

City of London Police provides policing services specifically to the City of London. It has a number of national obligations that concern economic crime.

The police force area covers just over one square miles in the heart of London. Its small resident population of 9,000 is affluent, as well as ethnically diverse, with 21 percent from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

The population is dramatically increased to about 0.4 million people who commute into the area to work, visit or socialise.

Providing services across the entirety of the force area is helped by the size of the force and the good transport system, which includes major rail stations and public transport hubs.

What the force says

Connect with City of London Police

City of London Police website

City of London Police and Crime Commissioner’s website

English Cymraeg