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Hampshire Constabulary

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

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 Hampshire 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 Hampshire Constabulary

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

1,602 square miles

Population

1.99m people
up7% local 10 yr change

Workforce

93% frontline police officers
92% national level
2.40 per 1000 population
3.54 national level
down27% 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

Cost

44p per person per day local
56p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Hampshire Constabulary.

Hampshire Constabulary provides policing services to the county of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The police force area covers 1,602 square miles with approximately 230 miles of coastline in the south of England.

Although there are some areas of deprivation, Hampshire has areas of marked affluence.

Around 2 million people mainly live in the urban centres which include the cities of Southampton, Portsmouth and Winchester, the towns of Basingstoke and Farnborough as well as the town of Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The population is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit, socialise, or travel through the area each year.

The transport infrastructure also includes major rail stations, an airport and major sea ports

What the force says

Connect with Hampshire Constabulary

Hampshire Constabulary website

Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s website