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Lincolnshire Police

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

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 Lincolnshire 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 requires improvement.

the extent to which the force treats the public and its workforce legitimately is good.

Read the full report for Lincolnshire Police

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

2,293 square miles

Population

0.761m people
up8% local 10 yr change

Workforce

93% frontline police officers
92% national level
1.98 per 1000 population
3.54 national level
down34% 10yr change in local workforce
down14% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.07 per person
0.07 national level
up62% Local 5 year trend
up42% National 5 year trend

Cost

43p per person per day local
56p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Lincolnshire Police.

About the force

Lincolnshire Police provides policing services to the non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire.

The police force area covers 2,292 square miles with approximately 150 miles of coastline in the east of England.

Although there are some more affluent areas, Lincolnshire has a high level of poverty. Around 0.7 million people live in a mainly rural setting. Its urban areas include the city of Lincoln and the small towns of Boston, Grantham, Skegness and Spalding. The resident population is increased by university students and those who visit or travel through the county.

What the force says

Connect with Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police website

Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s website