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North Yorkshire Police

His Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Michelle Skeer is HMI for North Yorkshire.

This force is in the Northern HMICFRS policing region.

HMICFRS’s assessment of North Yorkshire Police

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 North Yorkshire Police, we made the following judgments:


Read our other reports for North Yorkshire Police

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

3,209 square miles


0.832m people
up5% local 10 yr change


87% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.34 per 1000 population
3.69 national level
up3% 10yr change in local workforce
down5% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.04 per person
0.06 national level
down6% Local 5 year trend
up9% National 5 year trend


52p per person per day local
59p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about North Yorkshire Police.

About the force

North Yorkshire Police provides policing services to the county of North Yorkshire. The police force area covers 3,208 square miles with approximately 55 miles of coastline in the north of England.

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

Around 0.8 million people live in a predominantly rural setting. Its distinct urban areas include the coastal towns of Scarborough and Whitby as well as the city of York. The resident population is increased by university students and the very large numbers who visit or travel through the county each year.

The transport infrastructure includes major rail stations.

More about this area – What North Yorkshire says

Connect with North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police website

North Yorkshire Police. Fire and Crime Commissioner’s website