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Emergency Calls

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many calls were made to the police last year using the (a) 999 emergency number and (b) non-emergency 0845 6070999 number. (186758)

The information is as follows:

(a) Data on the number of emergency calls made to the police are published in the Annual Reports of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC). The latest available data refer to the 2004-05 financial year, and can be found in Figure 8 of the HMIC Annual Report 2004-05. This publication is available via the Home Office website at:

http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/hc0506/hc08/0842/0842.pdf

The total number of 999 calls received by the police forces of England and Wales for the year 2004-05 was 10,243,515.

(b) Data on the number of non-emergency calls made to the police are not collected centrally.