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Humberside Police covers an area of 1,356 square miles, centred on the Humber Estuary with an increasingly diverse population of 918,000. The area includes the city of Hull, the towns of Grimsby and Scunthorpe and the large rural area of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Approximately one million people a year travel to and from Europe by ferry via Hull and a further 250,000 people travel on flights from Humberside Airport. The Humber Port infrastructure accounts for more than 15 percent of the UK overseas trade. The Humber Estuary is a centre for the offshore wind industry which continues to attract significant investment.

The urban areas of the force suffer from high levels of deprivation. Two of the four local authorities are in the bottom quartile of the most deprived areas in the country.

The force has over 3000 staff including 1,907 police officers by 22nd March 2019. This is an increase of over 200 police officers in the last year. Our police officers are supported by police staff, PCSOs, special constabulary and volunteers.

Approximately 547,000 calls for service have been dealt with in the past year, an increase of approximately 4 percent.

Approximately 86,000 crimes were recorded in the last year. Recorded crime levels are historically high in comparison to most other forces, despite reductions of 40 percent since 2005/06.

The nature and complexity of crime is changing with vulnerability becoming an increasing theme. To address this, the force has an operating model which allows for the prioritisation and deployment of resources based on an assessment of threat, harm and risk.

The force is moving towards place-based delivery for local communities which has included the creation of a North Bank and South Bank Command, each headed by a chief superintendent to ensure a sustained focus on localised service delivery.

Disclaimer: the above statement has been prepared by Humberside Police. The views and information in it are not necessarily those of HMICFRS.