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North Wales Police

Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Wendy Williams is HMI for North Wales.

This force is in the Wales and Western 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 North Wales 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 North Wales Police

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

2,384 square miles


0.7m people
up2% local 10 yr change


95% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.83 per 1000 population
3.54 national level
No change 10yr change in local workforce
down14% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.07 per person
0.07 national level
up56% Local 5 year trend
up42% National 5 year trend


62p per person per day local
56p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about North Wales Police.

About the force

North Wales Police provides policing services to the areas of Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham. The police force area covers 2,375 square miles with approximately 450 miles of coastline in the north of Wales.

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

Around 0.7 million people live in the predominantly rural setting. Its several distinct and small urban areas include the town of Wrexham. The resident population is increased by university students and the very large numbers who visit or travel through the area each year.

The transport infrastructure also includes a major sea port.

What the force says

Connect with North Wales Police

North Wales Police website

North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner’s website