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Police: Greater London

Question for Home Office

UIN HL9923, tabled on 3 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 October (HL9280), how many police officers there are per head of the population in each Police Force Area in Greater London.

Answered on

17 November 2020

[Answer] The Home Office collects and publishes data on the size and composition of the police workforce in England and Wales on a biannual basis in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin. From Table H4 in the data tables published alongside this bulletin, the tables below show the total number of police officers and the number of police officers per 100,000 population in each force of the relevant regions requested as at 31 March 2020.

West Midlands as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Staffordshire

1,666

147

Warwickshire

1,035

179

West Mercia

2,219

172

West Midlands

6,516

223

West Midlands

11,436

193

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

East Midlands as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Derbyshire

1,849

174

Leicestershire

1,979

180

Lincolnshire

1,067

140

Northamptonshire

1,272

169

Nottinghamshire

2,072

178

East Midlands

8,239

170

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

Yorkshire and the Humber as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Humberside

1,966

211

North Yorkshire

1,481

179

South Yorkshire

2,437

173

West Yorkshire

5,342

229

Yorkshire and the Humber

11,226

204

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

North West region as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cheshire

2,088

196

Cumbria

1,221

244

Greater Manchester

6,866

242

Lancashire

2,999

199

Merseyside

3,629

254

North West

16,803

229

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

North East region as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cleveland

1,325

233

Durham

1,141

179

Northumbria

3,155

216

North East

5,621

211

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

Greater London as at 31 March 20201,3

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

London, City of

759

..

Metropolitan Police

32,199

360

Greater London

32,958

368

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

3. City of London per capita analysis is omitted due to its disproportionately small permanent population.

More recent figures are available, but on a headcount basis that is not comparable with previous publications reporting on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis. The tables below provide the total number of officers and total officers per 100,000 population on a headcount basis as at 30 September 2020.

West Midlands as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Staffordshire

1,703

150

Warwickshire

1,041

180

West Mercia

2,279

176

West Midlands

6,983

238

West Midlands

12,006

202

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

East Midlands as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Derbyshire

1,899

179

Leicestershire

2,114

192

Lincolnshire

1,089

143

Northamptonshire

1,368

182

Nottinghamshire

2,121

183

East Midlands

8,591

178

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

Yorkshire and the Humber as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Humberside

2,028

217

North Yorkshire

1,533

185

South Yorkshire

2,624

186

West Yorkshire

5,494

236

Yorkshire and the Humber

11,679

212

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

North West region as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cheshire

2,164

203

Cumbria

1,251

250

Greater Manchester

7,018

247

Lancashire

3,088

205

Merseyside

3,698

259

North West

17,219

235

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

North East region as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cleveland

1,392

245

Durham

1,180

185

Northumbria

3,344

228

North East

5,916

222

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

Greater London as at 30 September 20202,3

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

London, City of

822

..

Metropolitan Police

33,782

377

Greater London

34,604

386

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

3. City of London per capita analysis is omitted due to its disproportionately small permanent population.

These figures are calculated using data from the Home Office’s new quarterly Police Uplift publication, reporting the progress of the Police Uplift Programme that is delivering on the current Government’s manifesto pledge to recruit 20,000 additional police officers in England and Wales by March 2023. The latest Uplift publication can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-officer-uplift-quarterly-update-to-september-2020

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