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Police Officers

Volume 116: debated on Thursday 14 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were employed in the United Kingdom in each year from 1979 to the most recent year for which figures are available; and what estimate he has of the number currently employed.

The information requested is as follows:

Police officer strength: United Kingdom
Position on 31 DecemberNumbers
1979133,165
1980137,619
1981140,103
1982141,881
1983142,214
1984141,925
1985142,265
1986143,212
31 March
1987143,908