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Police Statistics

Volume 202: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the total number of police officers operating in (a) Strathclyde region, (b) Argyll and (c) Isle of Bute for each year since 1975; what is the recommended establishment level for each; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answer of 20 January 1992]: The total police strength and authorised establishment levels for Strathclyde police for the years 1975 to 1991 are set out in the table below. Responsibility for the deployment of officers in different parts of the force area rests with the chief constable and figures relating to such deployment are not collected centrally.

Total police strength and establishment levels in Strathclyde region at 31 December
YearStrengthEstablishment
19756,4786,992
19766,4536,992
19776,2306,981
19786,4356,981
19796,9056,977
19806,8826,955
19816,8456,955
19826,8336,954
19836,8166,954
19846,7926,954
19856,8166,954
19866,7696,954
19876,7736,954
19886,7686,954
19896,8876,954
19906,8046,954
119916,7766,954
1Figures as at 31 December 1991 are not yet available. Figures have been provided as at 30 September 1991.