Police

Home Office written question – answered on 18th March 2019.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the change has been in the total number of full time equivalent police officers in each year since 2009.

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

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.

Data on the number of police officers in England and Wales, by Police Force Area, as at 31 March each year and going back to March 2007, can be found in the accompanying Open Data Table: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/629362/open-data-table-police-workforce.ods

The latest published figures, representing the picture as at 30 September 2018, can be accessed in ‘Table 1’ of the accompanying data tables here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-workforce-england-and-wales-30-september-2018

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