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Police: Birmingham

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers there were in Birmingham in each year since 1997 and (b) police community support officers there were in Birmingham in each year since 2002. (321568)

The available data are provided in the tables.

Police personnel statistics are not collected at the requested level. Data are collected at basic command unit level (which is equivalent to operational command units in west midlands). Data have been provided for the west midlands operational command units covering the Birmingham area (D1-D2, E1-E3 and F1-F3).

These and other related data are published annually as a supplementary part of the annual Police Service Strength Home Office Statistical Bulletin. The latest bulletin can be found at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/policeorg1.html

and bulletins for this and previous years are deposited in the Library of the House.

Police officer and police community support officer strength, basic command units covering the Birmingham area1, as at 31 March2,3

2002

2003

2004

20054

West midlands

Officer

PCSO

Officer

PCSO

Officer

PCSO

Officer

PCSO

D1

340

n/a

346

n/a

358

n/a

378

8

D2

347

n/a

342

n/a

356

n/a

360

23

D3

379

n/a

398

n/a

395

n/a

403

0

E1

344

n/a

334

n/a

334

n/a

343

4

E2

323

n/a

323

n/a

320

n/a

318

10

E3

286

n/a

295

n/a

292

n/a

296

8

F1

369

n/a

389

n/a

398

n/a

389

24

F2

302

n/a

300

n/a

308

n/a

305

12

F3

304

n/a

314

n/a

317

n/a

318

8

Total

2,992

n/a

3,039

n/a

3,077

n/a

3,110

97

2006200720082009

West midlands

Officer

PCSO

Officer

PCSO

Officer

PCSO

Officer

PCSO

D1

372

10

371

30

381

40

387

50

D2

348

23

343

29

336

34

335

37

D3

399

0

401

25

399

31

418

39

E1

329

4

325

27

342

35

330

37

E2

304

10

306

25

310

28

305

29

E3

290

8

286

26

293

26

314

33

F1

371

27

376

23

384

26

385

26

F2

291

12

297

28

302

31

300

32

F3

308

8

307

25

317

27

333

38

Total

3,013

102

3,012

238

3,065

278

3,106

319

1 Police personnel data are not collected at the requested level. Data are collected at basic command unit level (which is equivalent to operational command units in west midlands). Data have been provided for the west midlands operational command units covering the Birmingham area (D1-D3, E1-E3 and F1-F3).

2 These figures are based on full-time equivalents that have been rounded to the nearest whole number; due to rounding there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of constituent items. Figures include those officers on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave.

3 Data by basic command unit are only available from 31 March 2002 for police officers and from 31 March 2007 for police community support officers.

4 Police community support officer data are at 30 June for 2005 and 2006. This was a special collection made until data were included in the main statistical run.