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Norfolk Constabulary

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

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 Norfolk Constabulary, we made the following judgments:

Norfolk Constabulary is outstanding at making good use of resources. Norfolk Constabulary is good at preventing crime, managing offenders and developing a positive workplace. Norfolk Constabulary is adequate at investigating crime, responding to the public and protecting vulnerable people. Norfolk Constabulary requires improvement at treatment of the public and disrupting serious and organised crime. No areas were judged to be inadequate.

Read the full report for Norfolk Constabulary

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

2,079 square miles


0.914m people
up7% local 10 yr change


93% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.23 per 1000 population
3.69 national level
up3% 10yr change in local workforce
down5% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.05 per person
0.06 national level
up21% Local 5 year trend
up9% National 5 year trend


55p per person per day local
59p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Norfolk Constabulary.

About the force

Norfolk Constabulary provides policing services to the county of Norfolk. The police force area covers 2,077 square miles with approximately 100 miles of coastline in East Anglia.

Although there are some highly affluent areas, Norfolk has a high level of poverty.

Around 0.9 million people live in a predominantly rural setting. Its distinct and generally small urban areas include the city of Norwich, as well as the towns of Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn. The resident population is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit, socialise in or travel through the county each year.

The transport infrastructure includes an airport and sea ports.

More about this area – What Norfolk Constabulary says

Connect with Norfolk Constabulary

Norfolk Constabulary website

Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner’s website