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Gwent Police

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

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 Gwent 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 Gwent Police

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

600 square miles

Population

0.594m people
up4% local 10 yr change

Workforce

83% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.56 per 1000 population
3.54 national level
down12% 10yr change in local workforce
down14% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

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

Cost

58p per person per day local
56p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Gwent Police.

Gwent Police provides policing services to the county of Gwent. The police force area covers 600 square miles with approximately 50 miles of coastline in the south of Wales.

Although there are some more affluent areas, Gwent has a high level of poverty.

Around 0.6 million people mainly live in the urban centres which include the city of Newport, and the towns of Ebbw Vale, Monmouth and Cwmbran. The resident population is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit or travel through the county each year.

The transport infrastructure includes a sea port.

What the force says

Connect with Gwent Police

Gwent Police website

Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner’s website