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Lancashire Constabulary

His Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Matt Parr is HMI for Lancashire.

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 Lancashire Constabulary, we made the following judgments:

Lancashire Constabulary is good at preventing crime, protecting vulnerable people, managing offenders, developing a positive workplace, managing its using of resources and how it treats the public. Lancashire Constabulary is adequate at responding to the public. Lancashire Constabulary requires improvement in investigating crime.

Read the full report for Lancashire Constabulary

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

1,184 square miles


1.52m people
up4% local 10 yr change


90% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.67 per 1000 population
3.69 national level
down2% 10yr change in local workforce
down5% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.07 per person
0.06 national level
up13% Local 5 year trend
up9% National 5 year trend


55p per person per day local
59p per person per day national

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.

What the force says

Connect with Lancashire Constabulary

Lancashire Constabulary website

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner’s website

English Cymraeg