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City of London Police

His Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Lee Freeman is HMI for the City of London.

This force is in the National HMICFRS policing region.

HMICFRS’s assessment of the City of London Police

Our PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy), and other force assessments give you information about how your local police force has performed in several important areas.

In our latest assessments of the City of London Police, we made the following judgments:


Read our other reports for the City of London Police

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

1 square mile


0.431m people - workday population


83% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.12 per 1000 population
3.69 national level
up7% 10yr change in local workforce
down5% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.01 per person
0.06 national level
down39% Local 5 year trend
up9% National 5 year trend


61p per person per day local
59p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about the City of London Police.

About the force

The City of London Police provides policing services specifically to the City of London. It has a number of national obligations that concern economic crime.

The police force area covers just over one square miles in the heart of London. Its small resident population of 9,000 is affluent, as well as ethnically diverse, with 21 percent from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

The population is dramatically increased to about 0.4 million people who commute into the area to work, visit or socialise.

Providing services across the entirety of the force area is helped by the size of the force and the good transport system, which includes major rail stations and public transport hubs.

More about this area – What the City of London Police says

Connect with the City of London Police

The City of London Police website

The City of London Police and Crime Commissioner’s website