These are the latest key facts about Lancashire Constabulary.
About the force
Lancashire Constabulary provides policing services to the county of Lancashire. The police force area covers 1,187 square miles with approximately 100 miles of coastline in the north west of England.
Although there are some highly affluent areas, Lancashire has a high level of poverty.
Around 1.5 million people mainly live in the urban centres which include the city of Preston. The resident population is ethnically diverse, with 10 percent from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and is increased by university students and the very large numbers who visit, socialise, or travel through the county each year.
The transport infrastructure includes major rail stations, air and sea ports.