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Humberside Police 2021/22

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The force says...

Humberside Police covers an area of 1,356 square miles, centred on the Humber Estuary with an increasingly diverse population of 934,000. 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 nearly 4,000 staff including over 2,100 police officers. Our service to the public is supported by police staff, PCSOs, special constabulary and volunteers.

Approximately 482,000 calls for service have been dealt with in the past year (2021/2022). Approximately 91,000 crimes were recorded in the last year. Recorded crime levels are historically high in comparison to most other forces.

The force has a place-based delivery for local communities which includes two commands on each side of the Humber Estuary, each headed by a Chief Superintendent.

Within the inspection year the force completed and occupied a new state of the art Control Room and base for specialist provision, Melton 2. The force also recently transitioned its core IT system to Niche RMS.

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