Crime: Police

Home Office written question – answered on 9th January 2018.

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Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police forces in England have the (a) highest and (b) lowest ratio of crimes per police officer.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office collects and publishes information which can be used to calculate the ratio of crimes per police officer for police forces in England

The Home Office collects and publishes data on the number of crimes recorded by the police in England and Wales. These data are published quarterly, and the latest update for the year to June 2017 can be accessed here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/datasets/recordedcrimedataatpoliceforcearealevelincludingpivottable

The Home Office collects and publishes statistics on the number of police officers employed by each police force in England and Wales on a bi-annual basis. These data are published in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletins, which can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-workforce-england-and-wales-31-march-2017

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