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Police: Manpower

Home Department written question – answered on 21st January 2008.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of (a) police community support officers and (b) regular police officers fall into each ethnic category in each police force area.

Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Minister of State (Security, Counter-terrorism, Crime and Policing), Home Office

Figures relating to 31 March 2007 appear in the following tables.

Number of police community support officers and police officers in post 31 March 2007 by police force area: Percentages in each ethnic group
(a) Police community support officers
Percentage( 1)
White Mixed Asian or Asian British Black or black British Other ethnic group Not stated Total( 2)
Avon and Somerset 95.7 1.3 0.7 0.7 0.7 1.0 100.0
Bedfordshire 89.2 3.6 6.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 100.0
Cambridgeshire 92.9 2.2 3.3 1.1 0.0 0.5 100.0
Cheshire 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0
Cleveland 98.2 0.0 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0
Cumbria 98.8 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0
Derbyshire 95.6 1.1 2.2 1.1 0.0 0.0 100.0
Devon and Cornwall 67.1 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.9 31.3 100.0
Dorset 97.5 0.8 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0
Durham 98.6 0.7 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0
Dyfed-Powys 98.7 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 100.0
Essex 95.3 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.0 1.5 100.0
Gloucestershire 86.6 1.8 2.4 0.0 1.2 8.0 100.0
Greater Manchester 95.5 0.4 2.9 1.2 0.0 0.0 100.0
Gwent 97.1 0.0 1.9 1.0 0.0 0.0 100.0
Hampshire 98.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.0 100.0
Hertfordshire 94.6 0.0 2.2 0.9 0.0 2.2 100.0
Humberside 99.0 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 100.0
Kent 96.1 1.5 1.5 0.0 1.0 0.0 100.0
Lancashire 97.6 0.5 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.8 100.0
Leicestershire 90.3 0.5 9.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0
Lincolnshire 98.6 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.0 0.0 100.0
London, City of 83.3 8.3 5.6 2.8 0.0 0.0 100.0
Merseyside 94.6 3.6 1.5 0.3 0.0 0.0 100.0
Metropolitan Police 67.4 3.8 12.1 11.3 4.1 1.3 100.0
Norfolk 97.2 0.0 1.1 0.6 1.1 0.0 100.0
Northamptonshire 93.0 3.9 0.8 2.3 0.0 0.0 100.0
Northumbria 98.0 1.2 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0 100.0
North Wales 95.9 0.7 1.4 0.0 0.0 2.1 100.0
North Yorkshire 99.3 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 100.0
Nottinghamshire 96.1 0.9 2.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 100.0
South Wales 98.3 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.3 0.6 100.0
South Yorkshire 95.1 0.0 1.2 3.0 0.3 0.3 100.0
Staffordshire 96.1 1.0 2.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 100.0
Suffolk 99.2 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0
Surrey 93.1 0.0 3.5 1.0 0.5 2.0 100.0
Sussex 94.8 1.1 0.3 0.3 0.7 2.8 100.0
Thames Valley 93.0 1.9 4.2 0.5 0.0 0.5 100.0
Warwickshire 94.5 0.0 3.9 0.8 0.0 0.8 100.0
West Mercia 92.6 0.9 0.9 0.5 0.0 5.1 100.0
West Midlands 85.0 2.3 9.1 2.3 0.5 0.8 100.0
West Yorkshire 95.1 0.3 3.9 0.6 0.1 0.0 100.0
Wiltshire 98.3 0.8 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 100.0
England and Wales 86.8 1.7 5.0 3.6 1.3 1.6 100.0
(b) Police officers
Percentage( 1)
White Mixed Black or black British Asian or Asian British Other ethnic group Not stated Total( 2)
Avon and Somerset 98.4 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.0 100.0
Bedfordshire 93.1 1.4 0.9 2.9 0.1 1.7 100.0
Cambridgeshire 96.3 0.9 0.5 0.9 0.1 1.4 100.0
Cheshire 98.6 0.6 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.5 100.0
Cleveland 96.0 0.3 0.0 1.1 0.1 2.5 100.0
Cumbria 98.9 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.0 100.0
Derbyshire 96.5 0.8 0.4 2.1 0.1 0.0 100.0
Devon and Cornwall 91.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.1 8.3 100.0
Dorset 98.7 0.7 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1 100.0
Durham 98.5 0.7 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.0 100.0
Dyfed Powys 99.2 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.0 100.0
Essex 98.0 1.0 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.1 100.0
Gloucestershire 97.9 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.4 100.0
Greater Manchester 96.1 1.5 0.6 1.5 0.4 0.0 100.0
Gwent 98.5 0.9 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.0 100.0
Hampshire 90.2 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.5 7.9 100.0
Hertfordshire 96.4 1.0 0.5 0.9 0.2 1.0 100.0
Humberside 99.0 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.0 100.0
Kent 98.0 0.8 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.0 100.0
Lancashire 86.6 1.0 0.1 1.6 0.1 10.5 100.0
Leicestershire 92.6 1.3 1.0 3.5 0.0 1.6 100.0
Lincolnshire 98.6 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.0 100.0
London, City of 94.9 1.4 1.6 2.0 0.1 0.0 100.0
Merseyside 97.3 1.4 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.0 100.0
Metropolitan Police 91.9 1.4 2.4 2.8 1.3 0.2 100.0
Norfolk 98.3 0.7 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.5 100.0
North Wales 98.6 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.8 100.0
North Yorkshire 98.7 0.6 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.1 100.0
Northamptonshire 87.4 1.1 1.5 1.0 0.2 8.8 100.0
Northumbria 98.4 0.6 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.3 100.0
Nottinghamshire 96.5 0.9 0.9 1.2 0.2 0.3 100.0
South Wales 86.2 1.1 0.1 0.4 0.2 12.0 100.0
South Yorkshire 96.6 0.1 1.1 1.6 0.1 0.6 100.0
Staffordshire 98.2 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 100.0
Suffolk 98.1 1.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.0 100.0
Surrey 95.7 1.7 0.4 0.8 0.3 1.1 100.0
Sussex 98.6 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.0 100.0
Thames Valley 92.9 1.5 0.8 1.3 0.2 3.4 100.0
Warwickshire 94.7 0.6 0.3 3.1 0.2 1.0 100.0
West Mercia 98.6 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.0 100.0
West Midlands 92.4 1.4 1.6 3.9 0.1 0.4 100.0
West Yorkshire 95.7 0.8 0.7 2.3 0.3 0.2 100.0
Wiltshire 98.6 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.0 100.0
England and Wales 94.7 1.0 0.9 1.5 0.4 1.4 100.0
(1) Percentages are calculated on the numbers of full-time equivalent officers.

(2) Some percentages may not add precisely to 100.0 because of rounding to one decimal place.

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