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Police Recruitment

Volume 401: debated on Wednesday 19 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people from the Indian community were recruited into each police force in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. [103507]

The information is not available in the format requested. Figures collated by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary break down ethnicity by Asian/Asian British categorisation only and relate to officer strength rather than recruits.The following table shows the number of these officers in each force at 31 March during the last five years.

Number of Asian/Asian British police

Forces

1997–98

1998–99

1999–2000

2000–01

2001–02

Humberside63634
Kent145171818
Lancashire2219212732
Leicestershire4545464350
Lincolnshire21345
Merseyside272812913
Metropolitan Police166193167215384
Norfolk31121
Northamptonshire810777
Northumbria44111115
North Wales00221
North Yorkshire43345
Nottinghamshire2222232524
South Wales9991210
South Yorkshire3136343938
Staffordshire89878
Suffolk66552
Surrey9810119
Sussex43442
Thames Valley2830293336
Warwickshire1918152021
West Mercia989107
West Midlands123131142176170
West Yorkshire6466667589
Wiltshire21234