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North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police provides policing services to the county of North Yorkshire. The police force area covers 3,208 square miles with approximately 55 miles of coastline in the north of England. Although there are some areas of deprivation, North Yorkshire is generally affluent. Around 0.8 million people live in a predominantly rural setting. Its distinct urban areas include the coastal towns of Scarborough and Whitby as well as the city of York. The resident population is increased by university students and the very large numbers who visit or travel through the county each year. The transport infrastructure includes major rail stations.

Read more about this area

  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Matt Parr is HMI for North Yorkshire
  • HMICFRS policing region: The force is in the Northern region

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HMICFRS’s role in inspecting this force

HMICFRS independently assesses police forces and policing across activity from neighbourhood teams to serious crime and the fight against terrorism – in the public interest.

In preparing our reports, we ask the questions which citizens would ask, and publish the answers in accessible form, using our expertise to interpret the evidence. We provide authoritative information to allow the public to compare the performance of their force against others, and our evidence is used to drive improvements in the service to the public.

 

Key facts – 2018/19

Force Area

3,208 square miles

Population

0.82m people
up5% local 10 yr change

Workforce

85% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.22 per 1000 population
3.42 national level
down3% 10yr change in local workforce
down17% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.05 per person
0.08 national level
up31% Local 5 year trend
up45% National 5 year trend

Cost

50p per person per day local
56p per person per day national

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

Julia Mulligan

 

North Yorkshire Police

Chief Constable Lisa Winward, appointed in
August 2018

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