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Police: South West Region

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there were (a) in total and (b) per 100,000 of the general population in (i) Devon and Cornwall, (ii) the South West and (iii) England in (A) 2006 and (B) 2007. (156316)

The requested data are published annually in the Home Office Statistical Bulletin series “Police Service Strength, England and Wales”, copies of which are available online and are in the Library of the House.

The available data are given in the tables.

Total police officers (FTE)1 for Devon and Cornwall force, South West region and England as at 31 March 2006 and 2007

As at 31 March each year

Devon and Cornwall

South West

England

2006

3,540

11,024

133,924

2007

3,523

11,006

134,265

1 Full-time equivalent strength figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number.

Total police officers per 100,0001 population for Devon and Cornwall force, South West region and England as at 31 March 2006 and 2007

As at 31 March each year

Devon and Cornwall

South West

England

2006

219

219

267

2007

216

217

266

1 Based on full-time equivalent strength figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number.