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North Yorkshire Police

Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Andy Cooke is HMI for North Yorkshire.

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 North Yorkshire 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 requires improvement.

Read the full report for North Yorkshire Police

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

3,209 square miles


0.829m people
up5% local 10 yr change


86% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.27 per 1000 population
3.54 national level
down5% 10yr change in local workforce
down14% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.05 per person
0.07 national level
up35% Local 5 year trend
up42% National 5 year trend


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

These are the latest key facts about North Yorkshire Police.

About the force

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.

What the force says

Connect with North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police website

North Yorkshire Police. Fire and Crime Commissioner’s website