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Leicestershire Police

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

This force is in the Eastern 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 Leicestershire Police, we made the following judgments:

Leicestershire Police is outstanding at recording data about crime, preventing crime, protecting vulnerable people and disrupting serious and organised crime. Leicestershire Police is good at treatment of the public, managing offenders, developing a positive workplace and making good use of resources. Leicestershire Police is adequate at investigating crime and responding to the public.

Read the full report for Leicestershire Police

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

985 square miles


1.11m people
up10% local 10 yr change


94% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.43 per 1000 population
3.69 national level
up6% 10yr change in local workforce
down5% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.06 per person
0.06 national level
up23% Local 5 year trend
up9% National 5 year trend


50p per person per day local
59p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Leicestershire Police.

About the force

Leicestershire Police provides policing services to the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland. The police force area covers 980 square miles in the east midlands of England.

Although there are some more affluent areas, Leicestershire has a high level of poverty.

Around 1.1 million people mainly live in the urban centres which include the city of Leicester and the towns of Loughborough, Market Harborough and Melton Mowbray. The resident population is ethnically diverse, with 22 percent from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and is increased by the very large number of university students and those who visit, socialise in, or travel through the county.

The transport infrastructure includes rail stations and an airport.

More about this area – What Leicestershire Police says

Connect with Leicestershire Police

Leicestershire Police website

Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner’s website