Police: Finance

Home Department written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis Shadow Secretary of State (Home Office)

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

Photo of Jacqui Smith Jacqui Smith Home Secretary

Information on police authority budgets and resident population since 1997 are set out in the following tables.

The Government do not distribute grant to police authorities purely on the basis of population. The police funding formula uses a range of data relating to demographic and social characteristics to reflect the relative needs of each authority. Grant allocations also take into account the relative tax base of each authority. Grant allocations are stabilised by damping to limit year-on-year variations.

1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000
Police authority Budget requirement (£) Resident population (million) Budget requirement (£) Resident population (million) Budget requirement (£) Resident population (million)
Avon and Somerset 159,006,562 1.46 164,832,690 1.47 173,315,000 1.48
Bedfordshire 59,172,000 0.55 61,342,000 0.55 63,415,484 0.56
Cambridgeshire 68,262,627 0.70 70,750,814 0.70 75,172,824 0.70
Cheshire 101,311,186 0.98 105,027,098 0.98 111,094,438 0.98
Cleveland 75,559,324 0.55 79,335,389 0.55 83,286,975 0.55
Cumbria 59,745,000 0.49 61,935,000 0.49 64,523,000 0.49
Derbyshire 95,295,300 0.95 98,790,759 0.96 106,492,000 0.96
Devon and Cornwall 157,809,828 1.54 164,710,339 1.54 175,870,040 1.55
Dorset 70,007,522 0.68 72,561,284 0.68 77,379,800 0.69
Durham 73,489,621 0.60 76,990,391 0.60 81,266,191 0.59
Dyfed-Powys 49,950,000 0.48 51,780,887 0.48 55,715,905 0.48
Essex 157,808,369 1.58 163,570,932 1.59 169,455,253 1.60
Gloucestershire 60,203,441 0.56 62,411,629 0.56 65,962,950 0.56
Greater Manchester 352,764,581 2.52 365,686,086 2.52 382,528,615 2.52
Gwent 64,558,499 0.55 66,927,277 0.55 71,414,443 0.55
Hampshire 180,511,248 1.75 187,128,030 1.76 196,536,000 1.77
Hertfordshire 92,965,806 1.01 95,981,139 1.02 101,563,037 1.02
Humberside 106,074,730 0.88 109,969,500 0.88 114,306,850 0.87
Kent 168,865,000 1.55 176,101,000 1.55 184,225,000 1.56
Lancashire 168,250,000 1.41 174,411,000 1.41 181,340,000 1.41
Leicestershire 97,505,000 0.92 101,082,730 0.92 106,279,000 092
Lincolnshire 64,201,257 0.62 65,756,172 0.63 69,724,760 0.63
Merseyside 233,451,010 1.39 239,578,121 1.39 247,021,940 1.38
Metropolitan 1,719,640,000 7.01 1,777,511,000 7.06 1,836,186,000 7.15
Norfolk 78,148,092 0.77 81,001,502 0.78 86,869,903 0.79
North Wales 71,301,642 0.65 73,913,992 0.66 79,554,819 0,66
North Yorkshire 71,594,000 0.73 74,362,880 0.73 78,044,000 0.74
Northamptonshire 63,791,878 0.61 66,113,479 0.62 70,432,000 0.62
Northumbria 193,687,000 1.42 202,590,000 1.41 212,600,000 1.40
Nottinghamshire 118,536,000 1.02 122,877,000 1.02 129,643,000 1.02
South Wales 155,439,908 1.21 161,134,896 1.21 169,968,039 1.21
South Yorkshire 159,242,400 1.28 165,074,000 1.27 173,333,000 1.27
Staffordshire 113,008,566 1.05 117,155,343 1.05 122,172,000 1.05
Suffolk 63,490,053 0.66 65,811,916 0.66 69,936,429 0.67
Surrey 88,434,054 1.04 88,818,323 1.04 93,375,000 1.06
Sussex 155,709,000 1.46 161,419,000 1.47 167,964,000 1.49
Thames Valley 209,763,428 2.06 217,445,276 2.07 229,085,758 2.08
Warwickshire 50,904,377 0.50 52,771,905 0.50 55,855,956 0.50
West Mercia 106,490,016 1.13 110,393,116 1.14 116,490,000 1.14
West Midlands 354,200,595 2.59 367,161,201 2.59 380,910,439 2.58
West Yorkshire 268,334,000 2.07 278,149,805 2.07 289,074,330 2.07
Wiltshire 63,334,000 0.59 65,649,000 0.60 68,927,000 0.60
England and Wales total 6,821,816,920 51.56 7,066,013,901 51. 71 7 388,311,178 51.93
2000-01 2001-02 2002-03
Police authority Budget requirement (£) Resident population (million) Budget requirement (£) Resident population (million) Budget requirement (£) Resident population (million)
Avon and Somerset 181,197,000 1.49 189,720,000 1.49 196,089,000 1.50
Bedfordshire 66,775,607 0.56 70,727,878 0.57 72,605,279 0.57
Cambridgeshire 79,503,689 0.71 84,131,136 0.71 90,799,700 0.72
Cheshire 115,132,051 0.98 121,798,317 0.98 124,970,000 0.99
Cleveland 86,466,800 0.55 90,735,000 0.55 95,694,000 0.55
Cumbria 67,400,000 0.49 70,600,000 0.49 72,650,000 0.49
Derbyshire 111,090,198 0.96 116,963,249 0.97 123,603,035 0.97
Devon and Cornwall 182,366,686 1.57 191,117,221 1.58 198,375,389 1.59
Dorset 80,971,300 0.69 84,584,100 0.69 87,889,300 0.70
Durham 83,999,053 0.59 87,663,024 0.59 89,216,603 0.59
Dyfed-Powys 59,025,095 0.49 62,883,893 0.49 65,332,005 0.49
Essex 183,122,689 1.61 194,844,514 1.62 198,477,445 1.62
Gloucestershire 68,553,570 0.56 72,220,000 0.56 74,986,000 0.57
Greater Manchester 393,570,014 2.52 411,132,000 2.52 415,261,000 2.52
Gwent 76,135,341 0.55 80,680,620 0.55 84,386,006 0.55
Hampshire 204,660,000 1.77 216,224,000 1.78 227,547,000 1.79
Hertfordshire 121,168,331 1.03 129,305,385 1.04 132,696,567 1.04
Humberside 118,900,000 0.87 128,206,000 0.88 131,635,000 0.88
Kent 193,127,000 1.57 206,742,000 1.58 214,626,000 1.59
Lancashire 189,616,000 1.41 198,015,000 1.42 202,025,000 1.42
Leicestershire 110,150,000 0.92 116,415,012 0.93 122,586,056 0.93
Lincolnshire 72,599,526 0.64 76,053,758 0.65 77,113,400 0.66
Merseyside 253,674,990 1.37 265,111,460 1.37 268,584,230 1.37
Metropolitan 1,830,000,000 7.23 1,980,100,000 7.32 2,037,700,000 7.36
Norfolk 91,490,283 0.79 98,425,877 0.80 104,362,283 0.80
North Wales 84,019,010 0.66 89,451,522 0.66 93,455,583 0.67
North Yorkshire 81,000,000 0.74 85,860,000 0.75 93,142,000 0.76
Northamptonshire 73,370,000 0.63 76,811,000 0.63 81,609,000 0.64
Northumbria 218,387,000 1.40 227,634,000 1.39 228,585,000 1.39
Nottinghamshire 133,822,000 1.02 140,265,320 1.02 145,228,163 1.02
South Wales 179,083,886 1.21 188,937,098 1.20 195,006,056 1.21
South Yorkshire 179,676,400 1.27 187,178,500 1.27 191,371,638 1.27
Staffordshire 126,964,000 1.05 134,273,000 1.05 136,960,100 1.05
Suffolk 72,937,545 0.67 77,612,517 0.67 81,165,757 0.67
Surrey 119,859,000 1.06 122,396,165 1.06 128,578,885 1.06
Sussex 174,533,000 1.49 183,875,000 1.50 189,799,000 1.50
Thames Valley 238,316,107 2.09 252,131,445 2.10 259,252,001 2.10
Warwickshire 58,858,079 0.50 62,392,000 0.51 65,787,000 0.51
West Mercia 125,700,000 1.15 133,225,000 1.16 144,403,000 1.17
West Midlands 394,602,519 2.57 410,722,000 2.57 415,500,000 2.58
West Yorkshire 301,374,886 2.07 314,113,000 2.08 323,904,000 2.09
Wiltshire 71,981,000 0.61 75,644,000 0.61 77,571,000 0.62
England and Wales total 7,655,179,655 52.13 8,106,921,011 52.35 8,360,528,481 52.56
2003-04 2004-05 2005-06
Police authority Budget requirement (£) Resident population (million) Budget requirement (£) Resident population (million) Budget requirement (£) Resident population (million)
Avon and Somerset 215,885,000 1.51 228,655,000 1.52 240,632,000 1.53
Bedfordshire 78,229,003 0.57 83,054,572 0.58 87,283,056 0.58
Cambridgeshire 99,148,253 0.73 106,055,212 0.74 112,525,434 0.75
Cheshire 135,181,659 0.99 142,258,000 0.99 148,387,000 0.99
Cleveland 103,727,300 0.55 109,402,380 0.55 114,811,422 0.55
Cumbria 79,742,000 0.49 85,600,000 0.49 89,115,200 0.50
Derbyshire 132,864,562 0.98 139,837,742 0.98 145,884,008 0.98
Devon and Cornwall 220,160,398 1.60 233,169,539 1.62 243,711,293 1.63
Dorset 95,566,400 0.70 101,678,000 070 106,976,800 0.70
Durham 95,729,626 0.59 100,663,547 0,60 105,403,420 0.60
Dyfed-Powys 71,234,933 0.50 77,007,531 0.50 80,276,930 0.51
Essex 212,755,956 1.63 222,081,539 1.64 232,229,000 1.65
Gloucestershire 86,850,000 0.57 92,024,000 0.57 95,927,750 0.58
Greater Manchester 450,871,499 2.53 468,918,991 2.54 493,914,043 2.55
Gwent 91,973,413 0.56 98,190,213 0.56 102,311,000 0.56
Hampshire 247,614,000 1.80 261,498,000 1.80 272,889,000 1.81
Hertfordshire 143,154,785 1.04 152,728,042 1.04 159,457,979 1.05
Humberside 141,992,061 0.88 150,435,067 0.89 156,908,520 0.89
Kent 233,039,000 1.60 245,810,000 1.61 256,520,400 1.62
Lancashire 216,769,000 1.43 228,935,000 1.43 240,365,000 1.44
Leicestershire 130,089,110 0.94 138,064,985 0.95 146,275,519 0.95
Lincolnshire 81,127,664 0.67 85,105,554 0.67 89,863,416 0.68
Merseyside 282,863,100 1.36 294,867,054 1.37 306,627,744 1.37
Metropolitan 2,207,800,000 7.38 2,343,300,000 7.42 2,488,300,000 7.51
Norfolk 113,530,398 0.81 121,310,265 0.82 127,468,324 0.82
North Wales 104,641,175 0.67 115,243,212 0.67 120,677,834 0.68
North Yorkshire 114,280,000 0.76 122,000,000 0.76 126,165,400 0.77
Northamptonshire 90,339,100 0.64 96,778,000 0.65 101,803,000 0.65
Northumbria 241,230,000 1.39 249,810,000 1.40 262,015,000 1.41
Nottinghamshire 158,152,410 1.03 165,744,393 1.03 173,367,000 1.04
South Wales 201,011,109 1.21 216,619,985 1.22 227,435,012 1.22
South Yorkshire 207,209,984 1.27 216,571,182 1.28 226,351,089 1.29
Staffordshire 149,082,000 1.05 157,082,000 1.05 163,905,000 1.05
Suffolk 89,657,905 0.68 94,623,931 0.68 98,862,728 0.69
Surrey 149,229,177 1.06 157,869,681 1.07 165,407,184 1.08
Sussex 211,150,000 1.51 221,648,000 1.51 231,282,000 1.52
Thames Valley 292,370,658 2.11 311,517,644 2.12 325,214,230 2.14
Warwickshire 70,288,000 0.52 73,890,000 0.53 77,200,000 0.53
West Mercia 154,505,000 1.17 165,838,000 1.18 172,791,000 1.19
West Midlands 441,200,000 2.58 460,600,000 2.58 490,960,000 2.59
West Yorkshire 345,577,000 2.10 363,701,000 2.11 382,975,000 2.12
Wiltshire 83,823,000 0.62 88,293,000 0.63 92,705,000 0.63
England and Wales total 9,071,645,638 52.79 9,588,480,261 53.04 10,083,180,735 53.38
2006-07 2007/08
Police authority Budget requirement (£) Resident population (million) Budget requirement (£) Resident population (million)
Avon and Somerset 236,729,347 1.54 248,854,304 1.55
Bedfordshire 87,335,239 0.59 91,229,000 0.59
Cambridgeshire 110,474,455 0.75 116,008,248 0.76
Cheshire 150,305,000 1.00 157,408,000 1.00
Cleveland 114,975,143 0.55 119,736,908 0.55
Cumbria 90,328,000 0.49 94,029,437 0.49
Derbyshire 145,328,989 0.99 151,564,335 0.99
Devon and Cornwall 246,273,836 1.64 256,803,556 1.65
Dorset 103,055,700 0.71 107,800,000 0.71
Durham 102,583,311 0.59 112,325,160 0.59
Dyfed-Powys 79,892,792 0.51 83,635,989 0.51
Essex 231,985,273 1.65 242,220,179 1.66
Gloucestershire 91,489,400 0.58 95,658,895 0.58
Greater Manchester 503,504,176 2.54 524,128,336 2.55
Gwent 106,054,899 0.56 110,674,143 0.56
Hampshire 269,722,000 1.82 281,925,000 1.83
Hertfordshire 164,225,494 1.06 171,441,072 1.06
Humberside 158,052,928 0.89 164,900,977 0.89
Kent 247,311,000 1.63 257,912,389 1.65
Lancashire 239,533,000 1.44 252,645,000 1.44
Leicestershire 148,270,715 0.95 154,705,856 0.96
Lincolnshire 86,492,378 0.69 90,405,764 0.70
Merseyside 296,426,757 1.36 307,320,130 1.36
Metropolitan 2,425,700,000 7.51 2,532,700,000 7.56
Norfolk 124,672,108 0.83 131,334,638 0.84
North Wales 118,675,632 0.68 124,801,733 0.68
North Yorkshire 122,894,000 0.77 127,634,283 0.77
Northamptonshire 105,398,000 0.66 110,306,000 0.66
Northumbria 260,475,000 1.39 270,145,176 1.39
Nottinghamshire 170,490,070 1.04 177,621,598 1.04
South Wales 222,649,897 1.23 232,098,915 1.23
South Yorkshire 230,581,818 1.28 239,624,966 1.28
Staffordshire 164,024,687 1.05 170,861,799 1.05
Suffolk 97,352,382 0.69 101,851,694 0.70
Surrey 172,396,784 1.08 180,592,560 1.08
Sussex 227,247,669 1.53 237,148,000 1.54
Thames Valley 329,137,246 2.14 344,367,127 2.15
Warwickshire 76,560,000 0.53 80,078,926 0.53
West Mercia 176,766,000 1.19 184,296,580 1.19
West Midlands 501,612,139 2.59 521,750,000 2.59
West Yorkshire 380,196,015 2.12 396,047,439 2.13
Wiltshire 91,633,000 0.64 96,022,839 0.64
England and Wales total 10,008.812,279 53.45 10,452,616,951 53.68

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