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Police (North Yorkshire)

Volume 401: debated on Wednesday 19 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many uniformed police officers North Yorkshire police employed in (a)1991, (b)1997 and (c)2002. [102645]

Information about the number of uniformed police officers is not collected centrally. Total police officer and civilian support staff strength figures for North Yorkshire are given in the following table. The force had a record number of officers at 31 March 2002.

North Yorkshire police
Police officer strengthCivilian support staff
31 March 19911,387449
31 March 19971,338519
31 March 20021,417743

Source:

Home Office Statistical Bulletins—Police Service Strength—1997 to 2002 and historical data.

By 31 March 2002, total police service strength in England and Wales had reached the record number of 129,603, on track for the Government's targets of 130,000 by March 2003 and 132,500 in 2004.

Under the Crime Fighting Fund (CFF) recruitment initiative North Yorkshire police were allocated 68 recruits over and above the force's previous recruitment plans for the three years to March 2003. In 2003–04, in addition to funding for the continuing cost of these

Number of Asian/Asian British police

Forces

1997–98

1998–99

1999–2000

2000–01

2001–02

Avon and Somerset67776
Bedfordshire1615151423
Cambridgeshire64657
Cheshire01022
City of London05557
Cleveland1315131314
Cumbria22333
Derbyshire2120252729
Devon and Cornwall11122
Dorset13103
Durham45556
Dyfed-Powys01332
Essex910753
Gloucestershire70262
Great Manchester6058616370
Gwent000111
Hampshire1212141815
Hertfordshire55121312

recruits, a further £23,000 will be available to the force from the Crime Fighting Fund. We estimate that this will allow a strength increase of up to four officers by the end of 2003–04.