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Wiltshire Police

His Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary Andy Cooke is temporary HMI for Wiltshire.

This force is in the Wales and Western HMICFRS policing region.

HMICFRS’s assessment of Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire Police, we made the following judgments:

Read our other reports for Wiltshire Police

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

1,346 square miles


0.727m people
up7% local 10 yr change


93% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.04 per 1000 population
3.69 national level
up2% 10yr change in local workforce
down5% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.04 per person
0.06 national level
down9% Local 5 year trend
up9% National 5 year trend


48p per person per day local
59p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Wiltshire Police.

About the force

Wiltshire Police provides policing services to the county of Wiltshire. The police force area covers 1,346 square miles in the south west of England.

There are areas of deprivation and areas of affluence in Wiltshire.

Around 0.7 million people live in a predominantly rural setting. Its numerous small urban areas include the city of Salisbury and the town of Swindon. The resident population is increased by the large numbers who visit or travel through the area each year.

More about this area – What Wiltshire Police says

Connect with Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police website

Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s website