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Greater Manchester Police

His Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMI): Michelle Skeer is HMI for Greater Manchester.

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 Greater Manchester Police, we made the following judgments:

Greater Manchester Police is good at tackling workforce corruption and disrupting serious organised crime. It is adequate at recording data about crime. It requires improvement at preventing crime, treatment of the public, protecting vulnerable people, managing offenders, and making good use of resources. It is inadequate at investigating crime, responding to the public and developing a positive workplace.

Read the full report for Greater Manchester Police

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

493 square miles


2.85m people
up7% local 10 yr change


89% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.94 per 1000 population
3.69 national level
down10% 10yr change in local workforce
down5% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.08 per person
0.06 national level
up10% Local 5 year trend
up9% National 5 year trend


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

These are the latest key facts about Greater Manchester Police.

About the force

Greater Manchester Police provides policing services to the metropolitan area of Greater Manchester. The police force area covers 493 square miles in the north west of England.

Although there are areas of great affluence, Greater Manchester has a high level of poverty.

Around 2.8 million people live in an urban setting. This major conurbation includes Manchester and Salford, as well as the large surrounding towns. The residential population is ethnically diverse, with 16 percent from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and is increased by very large numbers of university students and the large numbers who visit, socialise in, commute into, or travel through the region.

The transport infrastructure includes major rail stations and a major airport.

More about this area – What Greater Manchester Police says

Connect with Greater Manchester Police

Greater Manchester Police website

Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner’s website