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

Data tables

Guidance

Published 17 July 2013
Last updated 30 March 2022 + show all updates
  1. 'Police workforce, England and Wales: 31 March 2021' has been updated to second edition. Updated 'Police workforce, England and Wales, 31 March 2021: age open data table'.

  2. Added 'Police workforce, England and Wales: 30 September 2021'.

  3. Added 'Police workforce, England and Wales: 31 March 2021', updated 'Police workforce open data tables' and 'User Guide to Police Workforce Statistics'

  4. Added 'Police workforce, England and Wales: 30 September 2020', updated 'Police workforce open data tables'.

  5. Updated 'Police workforce, England and Wales: 31 March 2020 second edition' to third edition.

  6. Updated 'Police workforce, England and Wales: 31 March 2020' to second edition.

  7. Added 'Police workforce, England and Wales: 31 March 2020', updated 'Police workforce open data tables' and 'User Guide to Police Workforce Statistics'

  8. Added 'Police workforce, England and Wales: 30 September 2019', updated 'Police workforce open data tables'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  16. 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’.

  17. 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'.

  18. 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'.

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

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

  21. First published.