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Norfolk Constabulary

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

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 Norfolk 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 outstanding.

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

Read the full report for Norfolk Constabulary

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

2,079 square miles

Population

0.908m people
up7% local 10 yr change

Workforce

93% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.13 per 1000 population
3.54 national level
down7% 10yr change in local workforce
down14% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.06 per person
0.07 national level
up44% Local 5 year trend
up42% National 5 year trend

Cost

51p per person per day local
56p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Norfolk Constabulary.

About the force

Norfolk Constabulary provides policing services to the county of Norfolk. The police force area covers 2,077 square miles with approximately 100 miles of coastline in East Anglia.

Although there are some highly affluent areas, Norfolk has a high level of poverty.

Around 0.9 million people live in a predominantly rural setting. Its distinct and generally small urban areas include the city of Norwich, as well as the towns of Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn. The resident population is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit, socialise in or travel through the county each year.

The transport infrastructure includes an airport and sea ports.

What the force says

Connect with Norfolk Constabulary

Norfolk Constabulary website

Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner’s website