West Yorkshire Police
Her Majesty’s Inspector for this force is Roger Baker. Contact him via the Northern regional office.
Read about the force area…
- The force covers densely-populated areas – the cities of Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield, and large towns in Huddersfield and Halifax – as well as some extensive rural areas.
- A number of those areas have the higher crime rates generally associated with population density.
- In the indices of deprivation, four out of the five local authority districts in West Yorkshire fall in the lowest 25% nationally.
- The population is diverse. Of the 2.2 million inhabitants, 11% are from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds, principally Pakistani and Indian, and are concentrated in Leeds, Bradford and Kirklees.
- West Yorkshire Police is a leading force in the regional counter-terrorism network.
- It polices matches at major football clubs.
Recent reports on this force
- Revisiting police relationships – progress report
- Preparing for police and crime commissioners
- Policing in austerity – One year on
- Anti-social behaviour inspection – 2012
- Review of police crime and incident reports – 2012
Up-to-date crime, anti-social behaviour, cost and workforce data for this force can be found in our interactive Crime and Policing Comparator – see how West Yorkshire is performing, and how it compares with the rest of England and Wales.
The 2011 value for money profiles provide benchmarking information on:
- What West Yorkshire is spending its budgets on;
- Staffing levels by grade and function; and
- Outputs and outcomes in a comparable format.
These profiles are based on data provided by the police.