Policing

Home Department written question – answered on 23rd February 2005.

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Photo of Mark Oaten Mark Oaten Shadow Secretary of State for Home Affairs, Home Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money has been spent on policing per head of population in each police force in England and Wales in each year since 1997.

Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Security and Community Safety), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The information is set out in the following table.

Government funding for police authorities is chiefly allocated using a funding formula that distributes resources on the basis of relative policing need. The formula is currently being reviewed to ensure it reflects modern policing needs. Funding is not, and never has been, distributed on a per capita basis.

Net revenue expenditure(26) per head of population(27)
Force 1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05
Avon and Somerset 104.33 110.89 117.93 122.06 126.78 129.71 145.43 153.42
Bedfordshire 107.34 112.57 115.18 119.94 125.80 128.33 138.11 145.50
Cambridgeshire 98.98 104.42 105.37 110.52 116.43 124.35 139.64 148.06
Cheshire 106.33 109.28 115.34 116.95 123.96 126.96 145.92 144.27
Cleveland 134.89 145.77 153.38 159.04 164.11 173.22 191.42 202.16
Cumbria 125.87 127.47 131.65 136.72 143.55 147.95 163.48 175.23
Derbyshire 99.85 104.02 109.37 114.52 120.10 126.41 138.90 145.29
Devon and Cornwall 100.84 107.83 112.83 117.00 121.76 125.03 139.75 146.58
Dorset 102.74 107.22 111.93 117.42 122.60 125.86 137.81 146.02
Durham 123.70 122.79 130.95 138.18 144.48 147.06 161.83 170.56
Dyfed-Powys 107.14 104.98 117.18 123.12 130.83 135.37 147.44 155.85
Essex(28) 104.59 103.58 110.29 114.03 120.45 121.84 131.64 136.88
Gloucestershire 106.08 113.00 117.57 123.00 128.52 132.76 153.72 162.31
Greater Manchester 137.04 137.51 145.73 152.76 159.54 160.60 181.60 186.56
Gwent 116.12 121.64 127.19 136.62 144.95 151.40 166.47 177.23
Hampshire 103.80 106.49 112.04 115.54 121.40 127.41 139.25 146.11
Hertfordshire(28) 108.34 110.12 119.83 120.01 124.73 126.28 138.33 147.40
Humberside 119.46 126.95 128.79 134.64 145.43 149.42 163.38 172.78
Kent 112.30 112.74 118.94 122.76 130.41 134.31 147.41 154.67
Lancashire 118.70 124.46 127.71 133.23 138.91 141.33 153.13 161.01
Leicestershire 107.03 110.83 115.46 118.59 124.55 130.59 140.69 147.86
Lincolnshire 108.17 108.24 112.01 116.51 120.99 121.56 125.26J 129.37
Merseyside 157.18 169.15 175.75 180.05 188.84 191.38 207.73 216.65
Metropolitan 223.68 226.91 241.48 260.68 285.90 298.07 307.46 318.92
Norfolk 103.87 103.66 111.34 115.84 123.58 129.81 142.28 151.12
Northamptonshire 107.80 110.96 113.30 119.76 126.59 134.84 134.89 151.63
Northumbria 135.64 143.08 148.73 153.18 160.46 161.66 174.33 180.77
North Wales 107.93 101.51 119.97 127.80 136.00 142.09 157.70 172.44
North Yorkshire 98.33 102.55 105.99 111.05 116.87 125.60 152.09 161.52
Nottinghamshire 116.82 123.11 125.43 129.70 135.82 140.83 155.70 161.99
South Wales 129.83 130.60 137.45 144.59 152.12 156.53 171.58 180.18
South Yorkshire 127.34 128.12 134.92 137.77 143.72 147.04 163.61 170.89
Staffordshire 104.37 110.10 119.78 119.67 126.60 129.24 142.31 149.95
Suffolk 96.95 99.90 105.77 109.23 116.29 121.05 133.94 140.82
Surrey(28) 117.35 117.72 127.61 119.23 113.53 123.97 140.85 148.95
Sussex 107.79 109.94 111.32 116.43 121.37 124.67 141.19 147.77
Thames Valley 102.73 101.49 108.84 113.55 119.14 121.84 139.69 148.37
Warwickshire 102.28 103.91 109.54 116.51 123.37 129.00 138.85 144.12
West Mercia 96.74 101.76 98.95 110.60 116.80 125.93 133.31 141.97
West Midlands 136.56 139.49 145.02 150.20 156.38 158.65 172.72 178.82
West Yorkshire 133.80 131.79 135.58 142.66 148.49 152.68 166.13 174.09
Wiltshire 99.11 115.99 116.49 118.85 123.94 126.44 136.60 143.12

(26)Source of expenditure information: CIPFA Police Statistics—actuals 1997–98 to 2002–03 and estimates 2003–04; for 2004–05 net budget requirements submitted by authorities to Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and to the Welsh Assembly Government.

(27)Source for resident population figures: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Welsh Assembly Government, as used for police funding settlements.

(28)Population numbers affected by associated changes in boundaries of the Metropolitan police district in April 2000.

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