HC Deb 14 November 1983 vol 48 c342W
Mr. Peter Bruinvels

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many police there are in Northern Ireland, breaking the figure down between the full-time and reserve forces; and what is the number of police officers per 100,000 of the population.

Mr. Scott

As at 31 October the total strength of the Royal Ulster Constabulary was 10,265 full-time officers—7,987 regulars and 2,278 full-time reservists—plus a further 2,271 members of the part-time reserve. There are 655 full-time officers per 100,000 of the population in Northern Ireland.