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Emergency Calls: Greater London

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many emergency calls were received by the police regarding incidents in (a) the London borough of Newham, (b) the London borough of Hackney, (c) the London borough of Tower Hamlets and (d) London in each of the last five years. (223528)

[holding answer 15 September 2008]: The information requested is not collected centrally.

Information on emergency call handling is available at the police force level only, and data for the Metropolitan Police Service are given in the table.

The requested data are collected on behalf of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and were published each year in their Annual Report up to 2004-05. The available data are given in the table.

Emergency calls received1 by the Metropolitan Police service for 2003-04 to 2007-08

2003-04

2004-05

2005-062

2006-072

2007-082

Metropolitan Police

2,288,519

2,154,876

2,124,000

2,278,003

2,444,417

1 Data on the number of emergency calls are collected on behalf of HMIC, who previously published this Information in their Annual Report, HMIC have advised that it will no longer release this data and that the data for 2004-05 Is the last series to be published.

2 Provisional data that have not been validated by police forces.