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Thames Valley Police

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

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 Thames Valley 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 Thames Valley Police

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

2,218 square miles

Population

2.42m people
up8% local 10 yr change

Workforce

93% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.16 per 1000 population
3.54 national level
down4% 10yr change in local workforce
down14% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

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

Cost

48p per person per day local
56p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Thames Valley Police.

About the force

Thames Valley Police provides policing services to the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. The police force area covers 2,216 square miles in the south east of England.

Although there are some areas of deprivation, Thames Valley is generally affluent.

Around 2.4 million people mainly live in the urban centres which include the city of Oxford and the towns of Milton Keynes, Reading, Aylesbury, Maidenhead and Slough. The resident population is ethnically diverse, with 15 percent from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit, socialise in, commute into, or travel through the area each year.

The transport infrastructure includes major rail stations.

What the force says

Connect with Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police website

Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner’s website