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Gloucestershire Constabulary

His Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Roy Wilsher is temporary HMI for Gloucestershire.

This force is in the Wales and Western HMICFRS policing region.

HMICFRS’s assessment of Gloucestershire Constabulary

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 Gloucestershire Constabulary, we made the following judgments:

Read our other reports for Gloucestershire Constabulary

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

1,024 square miles


0.641m people
up8% local 10 yr change


87% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.34 per 1000 population
3.69 national level
down1% 10yr change in local workforce
down5% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.05 per person
0.06 national level
up13% Local 5 year trend
up9% National 5 year trend


54p per person per day local
59p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Gloucestershire Constabulary.

About the force

Gloucestershire Constabulary provides policing services to the county of Gloucestershire. The police force area covers 1,024 square miles in the south west of England.

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

Around 0.6 million people live in a predominantly rural setting. Its urban areas include the city of Gloucester, and the towns of Cheltenham, Tewskesbury and Cirencester. The resident population is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit or travel through the county each year.

More about this area – What Gloucestershire Constabulary says

Connect with Gloucestershire Constabulary

Gloucestershire Constabulary website

Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner’s website