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Humberside Police

Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Andy Cooke is HMI for Humberside.

This force is in the Northern 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 Humberside 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 is good.

Read the full report for Humberside Police

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

1,358 square miles


0.933m people
up2% local 10 yr change


94% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.53 per 1000 population
3.54 national level
down18% 10yr change in local workforce
down14% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.09 per person
0.07 national level
up38% Local 5 year trend
up42% National 5 year trend


55p per person per day local
56p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Humberside Police.

About the force

Humberside Police provides policing services to the East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston-upon-Hull, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. The police force area covers 1,357 square miles with approximately 133 miles of coastline in the east of England.

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

Around 0.9 million people mainly live in the urban centres which include the city of Kingston-upon-Hull, as well as the towns of Bridlington, Scunthorpe and Grimsby. The resident population is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit or travel through the area each year.

The transport infrastructure includes major sea ports.

What the force says

Connect with Humberside Police

Humberside Police website

Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner’s website