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Police

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the population is of each police force area. (166411)

[holding answer 20 November 2007]: Population figures used in the most recent Home Office statistical bulletins on crime and police numbers, and relating to police force areas in England and Wales, are shown in the following table.

Mid 2005 population for each police force area

Thousand

Avon and Somerset

1531

Bedfordshire

583

Cambridgeshire

749

Cheshire

993

Cleveland

553

Cumbria

499

Derbyshire

981

Devon and Cornwall

1629

Dorset

702

Durham

599

Dyfed Powys

505

Essex

1646

Gloucestershire

575

Greater Manchester

2548

Gwent

556

Hampshire

1811

Hertfordshire

1048

Humberside

891

Kent

1621

Lancashire

1439

Leicestershire

953

Lincolnshire

679

London, City of

9

Merseyside

1367

Metropolitan Police

7509

Norfolk

824

North Wales

675

North Yorkshire

769

Northamptonshire

652

Northumbria

1407

Nottinghamshire

1041

South Wales

1222

South Yorkshire

1286

Staffordshire

1055

Suffolk

692

Surrey

1076

Sussex

1517

Thames Valley

2139

Warwickshire

534

West Mercia

1185

West Midlands

2591

West Yorkshire

2119

Wiltshire

631

Source:

Office of National Statistics Census-revised mid-year estimates.