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Policing statistics

This collection brings together all documents relating to policing statistics.

Covers the following statistical series:

  • Police workforce
  • Police powers and procedures
  • Police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000
  • Police use of TASER ® X26 conducted energy devices statistics, England and Wales
  • Police use of firearms
  • Seizures of drugs
  • Firearms and shotgun certificates
  • Football-related arrests and banning orders
  • Police funding for England and Wales

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Documents

  1. Police use of force statistics, England and Wales: April 2017 to March 2018
  2. Operation of Police Powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to September 2018
  3. Football-related arrests and banning orders, England and Wales: season 2017 to 2018
  4. Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, financial year ending 2018
  5. Police powers and procedures, England and Wales, year ending 31 March 2018
  6. Operation of Police Powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to June 2018
  7. Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: April 2017 to March 2018
  8. Police workforce, England and Wales: 31 March 2018
  9. Police funding for England and Wales 2015 to 2019
  10. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 31 March 2018
  11. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, financial year ending March 2018
  12. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to December 2017
  13. Police workforce, England and Wales: 30 September 2017
  14. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to September 2017
  15. Football-related arrests and banning orders, England and Wales: season 2016 to 2017
  16. Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, financial year ending 2017
  17. Police powers and procedures England and Wales year ending 31 March 2017 second edition
  18. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000: quarterly update to June 2017
  19. Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: April 2016 to March 2017
  20. Police workforce, England and Wales: 31 March 2017
  21. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales: financial year ending March 2017
  22. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, financial year ending March 2017
  23. Police use of TASER ® X26 conducted energy devices statistics, England and Wales: 1 January to 31 December 2016
  24. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to December 2016
  25. Police workforce, England and Wales: 30 September 2016
  26. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to September 2016
  27. Football-related arrests and banning orders, England and Wales: season 2015 to 2016
  28. Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, year ending 31 March 2016
  29. Police powers and procedures England and Wales year ending 31 March 2016
  30. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to June 2016
  31. Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: April 2015 to March 2016
  32. Police workforce, England and Wales, 31 March 2016
  33. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales: financial year ending March 2016
  34. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, financial year ending March 2016
  35. Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: financial year ending 31 March 2015
  36. Police use of Taser statistics, England and Wales: 1 January to 31 December 2015
  37. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to December 2015
  38. Police workforce, England and Wales: 30 September 2015
  39. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to September 2015
  40. Football-related arrests and banning orders season 2014 to 2015
  41. Police powers and procedures England and Wales year ending 31 March 2015
  42. Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, financial year ending 2015
  43. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2015
  44. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, financial year ending March 2015
  45. Police workforce, England and Wales: 31 March 2015
  46. Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: financial year ending 31 March 2014
  47. Police use of Taser statistics, England and Wales: 1 January to 31 December 2014
  48. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to December 2014
  49. Police powers and procedures England and Wales year ending 31 March 2014
  50. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to September 2014
  51. Police workforce, England and Wales, 30 September 2014
  52. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to June 2014
  53. Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, financial year ending 2014
  54. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, financial year ending March 2014
  55. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2014
  56. Police workforce, England and Wales, 31 March 2014
  57. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to December 2013
  58. Police powers and procedures England and Wales 2012 to 2013
  59. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to September 2013
  60. Police workforce, England and Wales, 30 September 2013
  61. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to June 2013
  62. Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, financial year ending 2013
  63. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, 2012 to 2013
  64. Terrorism arrests - analysis of charging and sentencing outcomes by religion
  65. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2013
  66. Police workforce, England and Wales, 31 March 2013
  67. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation, quarterly update to December 2012
  68. Police powers and procedures England and Wales 2011/12
  69. Statistics on the police use of firearms in England and Wales 2010 to 2011
  70. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation, quarterly update to September 2012
  71. Police service strength England and Wales, 30 September 2012
  72. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation, quarterly update to June 2012
  73. Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, 2011 to 2012: second edition
  74. Police human tissue audit: 2010 to 2012
  75. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation, 2011 to 2012
  76. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2012
  77. Police service strength: England and Wales, 31 March 2012
  78. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation, quarterly update to December 2011
  79. Police powers and procedures England and Wales: 2010 to 2011, second edition
  80. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2011
  81. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation, quarterly update to September 2011
  82. Police Service Strength England and Wales, 30 September 2011
  83. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation, quarterly update to June 2011
  84. Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, 2010 to 2011
  85. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation, 2010 to 2011
  86. Police Service Strength England and Wales, 31 March 2011
  87. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation, quarterly update to December 2010
  88. Police powers and procedures England and Wales: 2009 to 2010
  89. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2010
  90. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation, quarterly update to September 2010
  91. Police Service Strength England and Wales, 30 September 2010
  92. Police grant report (England and Wales) 2011/12
  93. Public perceptions of policing, engagement with the police and victimisation
  94. Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, 2009 to 2010
  95. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation, 2009 to 2010
  96. Police Service Strength England and Wales, 31 March 2010
  97. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation, quarterly update to December 2009
  98. Statistics on the police use of firearms in England and Wales 2007-08

Data tables

  1. Police workforce open data tables
  2. Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: April 2016 to March 2017: data tables
  3. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales: financial year ending March 2017: data tables
  4. Police use of TASER ® X26 conducted energy devices statistics, England and Wales: 1 January to 31 December 2016: data tables
  5. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to September 2016: data tables
  6. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to June 2016: data tables
  7. Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: April 2015 to March 2016: data tables
  8. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2016: data tables
  9. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, financial year ending March 2016: data tables
  10. Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: financial year ending 31 March 2015: data tables
  11. Police use of Taser statistics, England and Wales: 1 January to 31 December 2015: data tables
  12. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to December 2015: data tables
  13. Police workforce, England and Wales: 30 September 2015: data tables
  14. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to September 2015: data tables
  15. Police powers and procedures England and Wales year ending 31 March 2015: data tables
  16. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2015: data tables
  17. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, financial year ending March 2015: data tables
  18. Police workforce, England and Wales: 31 March 2015: data tables
  19. Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: financial year ending 31 March 2014: data tables
  20. Police use of Taser statistics, England and Wales: 1 January to 31 December 2014: data tables
  21. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to December 2014: data tables
  22. Police powers and procedures England and Wales year ending 31 March 2014: data tables
  23. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to September 2014: data tables
  24. Police workforce, England and Wales, 30 September 2014: data tables
  25. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to June 2014: data tables
  26. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000: data tables, financial year ending March 2014
  27. Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2014: data tables
  28. Tables for 'Police workforce, England and Wales, 31 March 2014'
  29. Tables for ‘Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to December 2013’
  30. Tables for 'Police powers and procedures England and Wales 2012 to 2013'
  31. Tables for ‘Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to September 2013’
  32. Tables for 'Police workforce, England and Wales, 30 September 2013'
  33. Tables for ‘Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to June 2013’
  34. Tables for 'Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, financial year ending 2013'
  35. Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, 2012 to 2013: data tables
  36. Terrorism arrests - analysis of charging and sentencing outcomes by religion: data tables
  37. Tables for 'Drug misuse: findings from the 2012 to 2013 CSEW'
  38. Tables for 'Police workforce, England and Wales, 31 March 2013'
  39. Tables for ‘Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation, quarterly update to December 2012’
  40. Tables for 'Police powers and procedures England and Wales 2011/12'
  41. Tables for 'Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation, quarterly update to June 2012'
  42. Tables: Police powers and procedures, England and Wales 2010 to 2011

Guidance

Published 12 September 2013
Last updated 13 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Police use of force statistics, England and Wales: April 2017 to March 2018'.
  2. Added 'Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to September 2018'.
  3. Added 'Football-related arrests and banning orders, England and Wales: season 2017 to 2018'.
  4. Added 'Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, financial year ending 2018', updated 'Seizures of drugs in England and Wales: user guide'.
  5. Added 'Police powers and procedures England and Wales, year ending 31 March 2018', updated 'User Guide to Police Powers and Procedures'.
  6. Added ‘Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to June 2018’.
  7. Added 'Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: April 2017 to March 2018'.
  8. Added ‘Police Workforce, England and Wales: 31 March 2018’ and ‘Police workforce open data tables’, updated ‘User Guide to Police Workforce Statistics’.
  9. Added 'Police funding for England and Wales 2015 to 2019'.
  10. Added 'Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 31 March 2018', updated 'User guide to firearm and shotgun certificate statistics'.
  11. Added ‘Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, financial year ending March 2018’, updated 'User guide to operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation'.
  12. Added ‘Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to December 2017’, updated 'User guide to operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation'.
  13. Updated ‘Annual data requirement from police forces in England and Wales’.
  14. Added 'Police workforce, England and Wales: 30 September 2017', updated 'User Guide to Police Workforce Statistics' and 'Police workforce open data tables'.
  15. Added ‘Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to September 2017’, updated 'User guide to operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation'.
  16. Added 'Football-related arrests and banning orders, England and Wales: season 2016 to 2017'.
  17. Added 'Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, financial year ending 2017', updated 'Seizures of drugs in England and Wales: user guide' and 'Police powers and procedures England and Wales year ending 31 March 2017'.
  18. Added 'Police powers and procedures England and Wales year ending 31 March 2017', updated 'User Guide to Police Powers and Procedures'.
  19. Added ‘Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to June 2017’, updated 'User guide to operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation'.
  20. Added 'Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: April 2016 to March 2017' and 'Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: April 2016 to March 2017: data tables', updated 'Police use of firearms statistics: user guide'.
  21. Added 'Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2017' and 'Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales, financial year ending 2017: data tables', updated 'User guide to firearm and shotgun certificate statistics'.
  22. Added 'Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, financial year ending March 2017', updated 'User guide to operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation'.
  23. Updated ‘Annual data requirement from police forces in England and Wales’.
  24. Added 'Police use of TASER ® X26 conducted energy devices statistics, England and Wales: 1 January to 31 December 2016' and 'Police use of TASER ® X26 conducted energy devices statistics, England and Wales: 1 January to 31 December 2016: data tables', updated 'Police use of TASER ® X26 conducted energy devices statistics, England and Wales: user guide'.
  25. Added ‘Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to December 2016’, updated 'User guide to operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation'.
  26. Added 'Police workforce, England and Wales: 30 September 2016', updated 'Police workforce open data tables' and 'User Guide to Police Workforce Statistics'.
  27. Added ‘Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to September 2016’ and ’Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to September 2016: data tables’, updated 'User guide to operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation'.
  28. Added 'Football-related arrests and banning orders, England and Wales: season 2015 to 2016'.
  29. Added 'Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, year ending 31 March 2016', updated 'Seizures of drugs in England and Wales: user guide'.
  30. Added 'Police powers and procedures England and Wales year ending 31 March 2016' and updated 'User Guide to Police Powers and Procedures'.
  31. Added ‘Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to June 2016’ and ’Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to June 2016: data tables’.
  32. Added ‘Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: April 2015 to March 2016’ and ‘Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: April 2015 to March 2016: data tables’, updated ‘Police use of firearms statistics: user guide’.
  33. Added ‘Police Workforce, England and Wales: 31 March 2016’ and ‘Police workforce open data tables’, updated ‘User Guide to Police Workforce Statistics’
  34. Updated ‘User guide to firearm and shotgun certificate statistics’, 'User guide to operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation' and ‘User guide to Police powers and procedures’.
  35. Added 'Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales financial year ending March 2016’, 'Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales financial year ending March 2016: data tables’, 'Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, financial year ending March 2016' and ‘Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, financial year ending March 2016: data tables’, updated ‘User guide to: Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation: Arrests, outcomes and stop and search, Great Britain’.
  36. Added 'Police use of Taser statistics, England and Wales: 1 January to 31 December 2015', 'Police use of Taser statistics, England and Wales: 1 January to 31 December 2015:data tables', 'User guide to police use of Taser statistics', 'Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: financial year ending 31 March 2015', 'Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: financial year ending 31 March 2015: data tables' and 'User guide to police use of firearms statistics'.
  37. Updated ‘User guide to operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation’.
  38. Added ‘Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to December 2015’ and ‘Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to December 2015: data tables’.
  39. 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’.
  40. Added 'Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to September 2015' and 'Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to September 2015: data tables', updated 'User guide to operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation: Arrests, outcomes and stops and searches, Great Britain'.
  41. Added Football-related arrests and banning orders season 2014 to 2015
  42. Added 'Police powers and procedures England and Wales year ending 31 March 2015' and 'Police powers and procedures England and Wales year ending 31 March 2015: data tables'.
  43. Added 'Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, financial year ending 2015' and updated 'Seizures of drugs in England and Wales: user guide'.
  44. Added 'Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales financial year ending March 2015', 'Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales financial year ending March 2015: data tables', updated 'User guide to firearm and shotgun certificate statistics'.
  45. Added 'Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, financial year ending March 2015' and 'Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, financial year ending March 2015: data tables', updated 'User guide to operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation: Arrests, outcomes and stops and searches, Great Britain'.
  46. Added a list of related document collections.
  47. Updated 'Annual Data Requirement from police forces in England and Wales'.
  48. 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'.
  49. Added 'Police use of Taser statistics, England and Wales: 1 January to 31 December 2014', 'Police use of Taser statistics, England and Wales: 1 January to 31 December 2014: data tables', 'Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: financial year ending 31 March 2014' and 'Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: financial year ending 31 March 2014: data tables'.
  50. Added 'Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to December 2014' and 'Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to December 2014: data tables', updated 'User guide to operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation: Arrests, outcomes and stops and searches, Great Britain'.
  51. Added 'Police powers and procedures England and Wales year ending 31 March 2014' and 'Police powers and procedures England and Wales year ending 31 March 2014: data tables', updated 'User Guide to Police Powers and Procedures Statistics'.
  52. Added 'Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to September 2014' and 'Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to September 2014: data tables', updated 'User guide to operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation: Arrests, outcomes and stops and searches, Great Britain'.
  53. 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'.
  54. Added 'Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to June 2014' and 'Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to June 2014: data tables', updated 'User guide to operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation'.
  55. Added 'Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, financial year ending 2014' and 'Seizures of drugs in England and Wales: user guide'.
  56. Added 'Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000: financial year ending March 2014', 'Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000: data tables, financial year ending March 2014' and updated 'User guide to operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation'.
  57. Added 'Firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales financial year ending March 2014' and 'User guide to firearm and shotgun certificate statistics'.
  58. Added 'Police workforce, England and Wales, 31 March 2014'.
  59. Added 'Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to December 2013', 'Tables for 'Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to December 2013'' and updated 'User guide to operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation'.
  60. Added 'Police powers and procedures England and Wales 2012 to 2013'.
  61. 'Police workforce, England and Wales, 30 September 2013' publication added.
  62. Added 'Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to June 2013' and 'Tables for ‘Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, quarterly update to June 2013’' and updated 'User guide to operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation'.
  63. First published.