Collection

Police workforce England and Wales statistics

Statistics on police workforce numbers in the 43 police forces in England and Wales and the British Transport Police.

Covers data for police officers, police staff, police community support officers, designated officers and special constables.

This collection covers police workforce statistics from 2010 onwards.

Statistics from 1998 to 2009 can be accessed on the Home Office Statistical Bulletins archive on the UK government web archive.

Additional police workforce data (i.e. police officer length of service, police officers on recuperative or restrictive duties, sickness absence) are published in Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services ‘Value for money profiles’.

Documents

  1. Police workforce, England and Wales: 30 September 2019
  2. Police workforce, England and Wales: 31 March 2019 second edition
  3. Police workforce, England and Wales: 30 September 2018
  4. Police workforce, England and Wales: 31 March 2018
  5. Police workforce, England and Wales: 30 September 2017
  6. Police workforce, England and Wales: 31 March 2017
  7. Police workforce, England and Wales: 30 September 2016
  8. Police workforce, England and Wales, 31 March 2016
  9. Police workforce, England and Wales: 30 September 2015
  10. Police workforce, England and Wales: 31 March 2015
  11. Police workforce, England and Wales, 30 September 2014
  12. Police workforce, England and Wales, 31 March 2014
  13. Police workforce, England and Wales, 30 September 2013
  14. Police workforce, England and Wales, 31 March 2013
  15. Police service strength England and Wales, 30 September 2012
  16. Police service strength: England and Wales, 31 March 2012
  17. Police Service Strength England and Wales, 30 September 2011
  18. Police Service Strength England and Wales, 31 March 2011
  19. Police Service Strength England and Wales, 30 September 2010
  20. Police Service Strength England and Wales, 31 March 2010

Data tables

  1. Police workforce open data tables

Guidance

Published 17 July 2013
Last updated 30 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Police workforce, England and Wales: 30 September 2019', updated 'Police workforce open data tables'.

  2. 'Police workforce, England and Wales: 31 March 2019' has been updated to a second edition.

  3. Added ‘Police Workforce, England and Wales: 31 March 2019’ and ‘Police workforce open data tables’, updated ‘User Guide to Police Workforce Statistics’.

  4. Added 'Police workforce, England and Wales: 30 September 2018', updated 'Police workforce open data tables'.

  5. Added ‘Police Workforce, England and Wales: 31 March 2018’ and ‘Police workforce open data tables’, updated ‘User Guide to Police Workforce Statistics’.

  6. Added 'Police workforce, England and Wales: 30 September 2017', updated 'User Guide to Police Workforce Statistics' and 'Police workforce open data tables'.

  7. Added 'Police workforce, England and Wales: 30 September 2016', updated 'Police workforce open data tables' and 'User Guide to Police Workforce Statistics'.

  8. Added ‘Police Workforce, England and Wales: 31 March 2016’ and ‘Police workforce open data tables’, updated ‘User Guide to Police Workforce Statistics’

  9. Added ‘Police Workforce, England and Wales: 30 September 2015’ and ‘Police Workforce, England and Wales: 30 September 2015: data tables’, updated ‘User Guide to Police Workforce Statistics’ and ‘Police workforce, England and Wales: 31 March 2015: data tables’.

  10. Added 'Police workforce, England and Wales: 31 March 2015' and 'Police workforce, England and Wales: 31 March 2015: data tables', updated 'User Guide to Police Workforce Statistics'.

  11. Added 'Police workforce, England and Wales, 30 September 2014' and 'Police workforce, England and Wales, 30 September 2014: data tables', updated 'User Guide to Police Workforce Statistics'.

  12. Traffice wardens removed. Added 'Police workforce, England and Wales, 31 March 2014'.

  13. 'Police workforce, England and Wales, 30 September 2013' publication added.

  14. First published.