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Gloucestershire Constabulary

Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Wendy Williams is HMI for Gloucestershire.

This force is in the Wales and Western 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 Gloucestershire Constabulary, we made the following judgments:

Read the full report for Gloucestershire Constabulary

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

1,024 square miles


0.637m people
up8% local 10 yr change


90% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.22 per 1000 population
3.54 national level
down8% 10yr change in local workforce
down14% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.06 per person
0.07 national level
up29% Local 5 year trend
up42% National 5 year trend


51p per person per day local
56p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Gloucestershire Constabulary.

About the force

Gloucestershire Constabulary provides policing services to the county of Gloucestershire. The police force area covers 1,024 square miles in the south west of England.

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

Around 0.6 million people live in a predominantly rural setting. Its urban areas include the city of Gloucester, and the towns of Cheltenham, Tewskesbury and Cirencester. The resident population is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit or travel through the county each year.

What the force says

Connect with Gloucestershire Constabulary

Gloucestershire Constabulary website

Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner’s website