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West Yorkshire Police

His Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Roy Wilsher is HMI for West 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 West Yorkshire, we made the following judgments:

West Yorkshire Police is outstanding at preventing crime, treatment of the public, disrupting serious organised crime and making good use of resources. It is good at responding to the public, protecting vulnerable people, managing offenders and developing a positive workplace. It is adequate at investigating crime and supporting victims.

Read the full report for West Yorkshire Police

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

784 square miles

Population

2.35m people
up6% local 10 yr change

Workforce

91% frontline police officers
92% national level
4.22 per 1000 population
3.69 national level
up4% 10yr change in local workforce
down5% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.08 per person
0.06 national level
up9% Local 5 year trend
up9% National 5 year trend

Cost

59p per person per day local
59p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about West Yorkshire.

About the force

West Yorkshire Police provides policing services to the county of West Yorkshire. The police force area covers 783 square miles in the north of England.

Although there are a number of more affluent areas, West Yorkshire has a high level of poverty.

Around 2.3 million people mainly live in the urban conurbation which includes the cities of Leeds, Wakefield and Bradford, as well as several large towns surrounded by rural areas. The resident population is ethnically diverse, with 18 percent from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and is increased by the very large number of 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 and an airport.

What the force says

Connect with West Yorkshire Police

West Yorkshire Police website

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s website

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