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Wiltshire Police

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

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 Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire Police

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

1,346 square miles

Population

0.722m people
up8% local 10 yr change

Workforce

93% frontline police officers
92% national level
2.89 per 1000 population
3.54 national level
down10% 10yr change in local workforce
down14% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.05 per person
0.07 national level
up30% Local 5 year trend
up42% National 5 year trend

Cost

44p per person per day local
56p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Wiltshire Police.

About the force

Wiltshire Police provides policing services to the county of Wiltshire. The police force area covers 1,346 square miles in the south west of England.

There are areas of deprivation and areas of affluence in Wiltshire.

Around 0.7 million people live in a predominantly rural setting. Its numerous small urban areas include the city of Salisbury and the town of Swindon. The resident population is increased by the large numbers who visit or travel through the area each year.

What the force says

Connect with Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police website

Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s website